In that case may I suggest that the more obvious thing to do would be to remove tabindex from forms unless *added* via a filter.
For the most part the tabindex of the form will be as it appears on the screen in any case, but sites that have, for example, "skip to content" as tabindex 1 now have tabbing issues.
You're right, it's easy for me to add a filter, and now that I know about it that's how I will manage it from here on out, but (a) are all your users developers and ok with adding filters? and (b) how many people are completely unaware of tabbing issues?
I completely understand what you're saying about the interface, but my guess is that there are probably a lot of sites out there now with screwy tabbing because of the current approach, and it could be avoided in future. Is the sky going to cave in because of this issue, no absolutely not - but could it be addressed in a future release? I hope so!
Posted 12 years ago on Monday November 1, 2010 | Permalink