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Re: the accesskey attribute

From: Irene VATTON <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 13:55:33 +0100
Message-Id: <200011071255.NAA00836@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org

Accesskey won't be supported in the next release 4.0 but
it's in the todo list.

> This  'orphan'  should be better implemented and promoted
>  for accessibility.  The old lynx editor used it to great advantage
>  in the days when content transfer was more important than
>  whiz bang presentation (with little content).
>  MSIE incorporates accesskey but only on some elements
>  for example on an anchor hyperlink,  the action of pressing 
>   <alt><accesskey> mves the focus to that link BUT doesnt
>   activate it.  
> If an anchor name reference has an accesskey attribute, no
> action is taken !!!
> Will Amaya be incorporating the accesskey attribute and what 
> will the action be .... 
> i recommend that it put the focus/cursor on the link or at 
> the place of the named anchor.      
> Maybe this is too late for pending version  but  should be 
>  on todo list as it is both valid html4  and accessibility issue. 
> John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
> http://www.cgocable.net/~jrussel
> Mystery readers may want to click on DOROTHYL

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