[whatwg] Improving specification of accesskey?

Michael(tm) Smith mike at w3.org
Wed Nov 7 11:25:39 PST 2007

Darin Adler <darin at apple.com>, 2007-11-07 09:22 -0800:

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

accesskey is in wide use in existing content for particular
browsing contexts where I live (in Japan), and it seems essential
to me that we support that existing content going forward by
finally getting it spec'ed properly in HTML5.

A few months back, Charles McCathieNevile proposed a spec for
accesskey on the public-html list:


That thread is maybe worth taking some time to read


Michael(tm) Smith
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