The tab key is useful for navigating lists of links rather than pointing and clicking, but once the user has selected a link (by Enter, say), the tab information is lost. When the user hits back, the page is (usually) scrolled to the location on the page as it was before following the new link, but the highlighted focus box (as moved by the tab key). The result is that pressing the tab key cycles from the beginning of the document. Not only is this inconvenient, but it's also an accessibility problem: think minimal keystrokes to do a job. Thanks.
-> bryner, focus
There are probably issues with this feature when we start talking about cache validation and reloading the page or with dynamic content. In any case this is probably a large-ish feature and definitely needs some thought and discussion on the best way to implement it. Incidentally, I'd love to know how IE does it...
dup of 36539 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36539 ***
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