[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 24 14:25:05 PDT 2004
Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Matthew Thomas wrote:
>> There might be cases where a prompt is not the worst possible solution
>> to an interface design problem. But I don't think this is one of them.
> I've made other suggestions, like having an "access key mode", but
> I've heard little regarding these suggestions, and no one seems to be
> coming up with any other ideas.
FWIW, some time ago I implemented some extensions for Firefox (0.9
series only) which implement a sidebar indicating the accesskeys defined
in the current document  and implement an 'accesskeys mode' which
is invoked with ; (semi-colon) or ctrl+; . The former suffers greatly
from the general poor quality of markup which makes extracting
descriptions of the accesskeys from the markup difficult. The latter
isn't particularly intuitive to use.
You may find conflicts with a few other extensions. Bug reports are much
"If anybody ever tells you that you’re using the language incorrectly,
just yell 'prescriptive grammarian!' at the top of your voice and all
the linguists in the building will run over and surround the guy... and
then they’ll rough him up"
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