[whatwg] Improving specification of accesskey?

Michael(tm) Smith mike at w3.org
Wed Nov 7 11:47:57 PST 2007

Darin Adler <darin at apple.com>, 2007-11-07 11:38 -0800:

> I was hoping HTML 5 would document existing practice in a way that's less 
> vague than what HTML 4 says.
> We could consider changes and new features as well, but that's even more 
> challenging. Maciej suggested that we dump accesskey and replace it with 
> something that would solve the real problem, and I think that's also worth 
> pursuing separately.

I think it's definitely worth pursuing. But while I'm personally
not especially fond of accesskey, it's in the same class as some
other legacy markup constructs -- something we may all agree is
far less than ideal, but that is already widely used in existing
content. So we still need to have a more precise spec for it if we
want to have a hope of UAs handling it interoperably.


Michael(tm) Smith
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