On 5/9/2011 2:03 PM, Bryce Martin wrote:
Why can't the "standard" function keys change? You are trying to adapt to
the web... so you might have to change the way things worked before...
*gasp* change? Yep, change. Remember, when you are developing for the
web, you are now in the browser's territory...so you have to play by the
browser's rules.

With IE I didn't have to "play by the browser's rules". Instead, I was able to write applications that my users were able to use with minimal retraining. New and shiny is worthless if it isn't as productive as old and rusty.

Plus, I see no reason for browsers not to make all those keys accessible to JavaScript. It's lazy coding on their part, and I don't know why my users should lose keys on their keyboard just because somebody decided it didn't fit this week's idea of a standard.

I can understand changing the paradigm when the device changes - e.g., tablets - but browsers have perfectly working keyboards attached to them and I ought to be able to use every key on the keyboard.


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