[whatwg] Improving specification of accesskey?

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed Nov 7 09:22:16 PST 2007

Hi folks.

I've been looking at an accesskey bug or two in Safari and I am quite  
frustrated about the poor standardization of the meaning of this  

I concur with the comments at http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/accesskey.html 
  that quote the HTML 4 specification and then says: 'This seems to  
say implicitly that "giving focus" automagically causes some  
"activation", intentionally leaving it more or less open what  
"activation" means in each case. The specification should be clarified  
quite a lot as regards to the semantics.'

I think it would be useful to specify this precisely in HTML 5.

     -- Darin

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