[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 26 10:02:23 PDT 2004

On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> I propose the following change to the last sentence:
> "User agents must render the value of an access key. Access keys should 
> be rendered in such a way as to emphasize its role and to distinguish it 
> from other characters (e.g., by underlining it)."

It can't be must (Google's a UA, etc). But I've taken note of this idea 
and will look at it in more detail when I examine accesskeys.

> Oh! I just had an interesting thought:
> <label>Furry <accesskey>K</accesskey>ittens: <input type="text"></label>

You could do that with <em> already, and people haven't. I'm not sure 
<accesskey> would be very popular.

Also, UAs should just be able to automatically highlight access keys, 
anyway. They know what they are. :-)

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