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Last Comment Bug 290801 - Javascript cannot cancel accesskey on an <input> tag.
: Javascript cannot cancel accesskey on an <input> tag.
Status: NEW
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: DOM (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Andrew Overholt [:overholt]
Depends on: 278623
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Reported: 2005-04-18 03:07 PDT by Shlomi Fish
Modified: 2009-08-22 12:18 PDT (History)
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Description Shlomi Fish 2005-04-18 03:07:26 PDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2

One cannot cancel an accesskey on an <input tag using the following Javascript code:

function accesskeys()
    var elems = document.getElementsByTagName("*");
    for (var i=0; i<elems.length; i++)
        elems[i].accessKey = "";
window.onload = accesskeys;

cancelling an accesskey on <a /> elements works fine using this method. The
HTMLs in:

demonstrate the problem.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Press Alt+F (or whatever is the access method for accesskey="f")
3. Press Alt+B.

Actual Results:  
Alt+F went to the File menu. Alt+B went to the input box instead of the
Bookmarks menu.

Expected Results:  
Alt+B should have went to the bookmarks menu.
Comment 1 Andrew Schultz 2005-04-18 06:40:31 PDT
confirmed with linux trunk 2005041705

inputElement.accessKey is "" after the DOM call, but the accesskey still works.
Comment 2 Boris Zbarsky [:bz] (still a bit busy) 2005-05-16 22:07:54 PDT
Frames don't watch the AttributeChanged notification for accesskey.  Content
nodes do it right... See also bug 278623

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