[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 7 18:57:01 PST 2004

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, James Graham wrote:
> I still haven't seen any eveidence that the problems with accesskey are 
> more than just over-specific language in the html 4 spec. Unless there 
> is a major problem I haven't noticed, /all/ the WebApps spec needs to do 
> is to state that
> a) The author provided keybindings are suggestions, not absolutes (I 
> feel a UA should ignore accesskey entirely if the UA authors believe 
> this serves the needs of the user-base better)
> b) The UA should act in such a way as to avoid key conflicts

Added statements to that effect to the WA1 spec.

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