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Re: AccessKey Behavior based on media

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 08:12:20 -0500 (EST)
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
cc: <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <voyager-issues@mn.aptest.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0210310808220.27568-100000@tux.w3.org>

Hmm. I think that this will work. I think it would be better to say that
accesskey must allow transfer of the focus, and should allow direct
activation, and should allow configuration. (I think that direct activation
should be the default, and that therefore the requirement for configuration
becomes effectively a must.

I use accesskey on a medium other than handheld, as a way to relieve overuse.
For some disabilities this is the primary requirement, and every extra
keystroke significantly reduces the value. (This includes modifiers as well
as the need to confirm activation if there is only a focus transfer).



On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Steven Pemberton wrote:

>Dear WAI XTech,
>Here is the proposed HTML 4.01 errata text for handling of access key.
>Please feel free to review now, or later when we publish the next proposed
>errata document, or both.
>Best wishes,
>Steven Pemberton
>Chair HTML WG
>When rendering to the "handheld" medium, pressing an accesskey for a
>hyperlink or button SHOULD activate.  When rendering to all other mediums,
>pressing an accesskey SHOULD transfer the focus, even for hyperlinks and
>User agents MAY (and are encouraged to) provide a user preference to
>override the default behavior, and allow accesskeys to always activate
>hyperlinks and buttons, or always focus hyperlinks and buttons.
>See: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-html-wg/2002OctDec/0042.html

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