[whatwg] Should enter be mapped to click?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 15 00:50:25 PDT 2008

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Aaron Leventhal wrote:
> Now that tabindex can be used on any element to make it focusable, it 
> makes sense that it should be possible to trigger a click on those 
> elements with the keyboard.
> Opera maps Enter to click. As far as I know, other browsers only do that 
> for a few elements like<a>.
> What do people think? Should it be spec'd? Interactive content, paragraph 3:

| When activation is performed via some method other than clicking the 
| pointing device, the default action of the event that triggers the 
| activation must, instead of being activating the element directly, be to 
| fire a click event on the same element.

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