[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 12:02:49 PDT 2004

On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 19:17:00 +0300, Kai Hendry <hendry at cs.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 03:06:01 +1200, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> > >>1) Users can not easily tell what the accesskeys are.
> > >Their UA should do a better job of informing them.
> > Agreed. (For example, four years ago I requested for Mozilla: "Where an
> > <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56701>)
> Ok you *might* be able to show them. But how is a user supposed to
> remember them to really get an advantage? Accesskeys vary from site to
> site.

Yet users use web-applications a _lot_ so it's worthwhile learning
shortcuts, mice are slow, very slow.

> > necessary, the spec could even include a statement discouraging authors
> > from using the attribute.
> That would be something.

That achieved what?  If there is no way it can be used successfully
remove it, if it can fix it, don't "discourage users".

> To answer Jim's long term question. I hope UAs can implement mechanisms
> to help users "short cut" to the most interesting or used elements of a
> web application.

Then come up with some proposals that don't look like AccessKey :-)



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