[whatwg] scripts that remove focus from links during document navigation
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jun 1 03:49:15 PDT 2008
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Hallvord R M Steen wrote:
> Opera has a serious usability problem for keyboard- and device-users
> when pages do the following:
> <a href="" onfocus="this.blur()">
> This coding is very common because IE adds a small outline border to
> focused links. Authors who do not like this will blur links when they
> are activated to avoid this cosmetic issue. (Mea culpa: I've done
> exactly this myself in sites I coded as a newbie, for that very reason.)
> In Opera, when keyboard navigation hits this link, focus is removed.
> Thus the link can not be activated from the keyboard and navigation may
> have to start from the top of the document again.
> We need some prose in a spec that allows a user agent to ignore blur()
> for accessibility reasons.
Done in HTML5, which seems to be the only spec that actually defines
blur() in any sort of useful detail now. :-)
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