[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 11:59:35 PDT 2004

On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 03:06:01 +1200, Matthew Thomas <mpt at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On 25 Jul, 2004, at 12:04 AM, Jim Ley wrote:
> > There's lots of possible modifier keys available to a UA -
> Disagreed. Perhaps you could name some of these "lots of possible
> modifer keys available".

Escape is completely unused in my UA - of course you will rightly say
that most people aren't used to that as a modifier, I'm an emacs head
so am though, and feel that it would make a lot more sense than
overriding ALT yet again.

I don't believe ALT+SHIFT or CTRL+SHIFT are used on windows either.

They're not particularly good options any of them, but they're all
better than ALT!

> > why override ALT.
> Because that's what the native GUI uses, so if users expect it to be
> anything, they expect it to be Alt.

I disagree, I would say this is a reason why users don't expect
ALT+anything to do anything but native GUI behaviour.


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