[thelist] Spolsky: things you can't do really well in a web application

Dan McCullough dmccullough at garnethill.com
Fri Jun 18 09:59:00 CDT 2004

Tab order, which is tabindex can be used on forms that's pretty easy and
is supported in most browsers, new and old.

As far as Hotkeys, you can set those up on the keyboards, if you have
control over the equiptment, or you will have to use javascript to
achieve that effect.

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>>5. Create a fast keyboard-driven interface that doesn't require the
>IMO, Flash does 1, 4, 5, 6 fast and well... Cross-browser, system-

Anyone have any references to making normal HTML web pages more keyboard
driven? I couldn't find anything in Google, maybe I just wasn't
right. I think input tags can have some kind of taborder attribute (to
override the default left-right up-down), but maybe that's just IE.
mere tabbing, I'd really love a "hotkey" ability, but AFAIK there is no
to do this with plain HTML. Any other tips and tricks?

John Brooking, Application Developer
South Portland, ME, 04106 USA

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