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Re: double click without mouse on web page


From: Angela French
Date: Dec 20, 2012 3:38PM

>There are two basic aspects here.
>A browser, or a browser engine used to run an application, should provide
>methods for producing events like double click using keyboard only. This is
>expressed in user agent accessibility guidelines, but I'm afraid browsers
>haven't made much progress in this area.
>Thus, another aspect becomes relevant. If you use a double click event
>handler, you should also have a suitable event handler with the same
>processing for keyboard events. At the very simplest, you would have both
>an ondblclick handler and an onkeypress handler. It is difficult to say, though,
>what the keyboard event should really be. You could require that a specific
>key be used, like the "R" key for remove. But you cannot even know whether
>the keyboard has such a key; the user might be using a Greek keyboard with
>no keys for Latin letters.

We found this URL on the BBC "My Way" site (http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/keyboard_mouse/computer/win/xp/index.shtml#howtouse ), but it doesn't seem to work for me. Perhaps I'm not doing the set up correctly.