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    Macintosh Accessible jump menu without go button

    Dear world.

    I am trying to create a jump menu for a website I'm working on and do not want to use the old go button.

    I've had a look on t'internet and wherever I go it refers to accessible = go button.

    I'm sure someone out there know the answer to this one. Phoned Jacob but got his answering machine...

    Cheers in advance - Mike Beee

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    The "go" button for accessibility was traditionally because some browsers didn't support the "onchange" event of the <select>

    But now that accessibility actually means accessibility in the true sense (access for all, rather than legacy degrading like we used to mean) the need for a "go" button is ever more pertinent - for browsers that don't support javascript the form can post to a server-side script that performs the same functionality as the JS redirect.

    So there isn't another answer. You have to have a button. But you can style it to look nicer, or use <input type="image" - that's just as good (providing it has ALT text, obviously )
    "Why bother with accessibility? ... Because deep down you know that the web is attractive to people who aren't exactly like you." - Joe Clark

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    Ok thanks for that.

    Hypothetically then, in a world where IE 6.0 is ubiquitous, is there any way that using the keyboard stokes you can select the contents of a drop down and hit enter without having the go button?


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