[whatwg] [web-forms] Add ACCESSKEY to SELECT
mattraymond at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 13 07:10:50 PDT 2004
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> I think the biggest reason some browsers have non-standard support
>> for |accesskey| on the <select> element is that many people don't use
>> <label> to label controls, and don't use <label>'s |accesskey| instead
>> of <input>'s as recommended in the HTML 4.01 specification. Many
>> webmasters simply use pure text as a label and use |accesskey|
>> directly on the controls with no regard for whether the control
>> element has an |accesskey| attribute or not.
> Like I pointed out in the other mail, by example, this isn't always
> That workaround does not apply in all cases and isn't suitable for that
Could you please post a link to the email you refer to, or the
original example, that shows a situation where <label> and its
corresponding |accesskey| attribute cannot be associated with a control
to provide an access key for that control. I myself cannot think of a
situation where that is the case.
> The specification is just fine. If something should change, it would
> be the tutorials that are supposed to teach people correct markup.
> (There are far to few good tutorials on the web. When I searched a
> local Google for XHTML, the first result I got was a translation of
> an English article published with MS Frontpage.)
Perhaps we should get volunteers to write tutorials for HTML5 in
cooperation with WHATWG...
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