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Bug 10778 - use element.accessKeyLabel to generate list of available accesskeys
Summary: use element.accessKeyLabel to generate list of available accesskeys
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: LC
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: a11y
: 17092 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 10888 23613
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Reported: 2010-09-27 18:01 UTC by Gregory J. Rosmaita
Modified: 2016-02-23 15:54 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Gregory J. Rosmaita 2010-09-27 18:01:15 UTC
as part of the definition of Action the following is found:

element . accessKeyLabel
   Exposes the Access Key facet of the command.

the spec should explicitly state in

that user agents can use element.accessKeyLabel to generate list of 
available accesskeys


User agents may expose elements that have an accesskey attribute in 
other ways as well, e.g. in a menu displayed in response to a specific 
key combination. <ins>user agents can use 
<code>element.accessKeyLabel</code> to generate list of available 
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-09-28 07:04:36 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: That doesn't make any sense. The user agents are the ones that generate accessKeyLabel, how would they use it to do anything?
Comment 2 Martin Kliehm 2010-12-21 16:18:30 UTC
The accessibility TF bug-triage sub-team thinks this bug is handled well by Gregory and it doesn't require the attention of the whole TF.
Comment 3 James Graham 2012-05-18 09:46:14 UTC
*** Bug 17092 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Charles McCathieNevile 2016-02-23 15:54:39 UTC
This has been taken up as part of the proposal to make user interaction workable, currently divided between Web Platform github issues for HTML [1] and the WICG proposal [2]