[webkit-dev] tabIndex

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Fri May 23 09:34:50 PDT 2008

On May 23, 2008, at 2:32 AM, Johan Lund wrote:

> Another question, related but regarding tabIndex. Does Safari treat  
> a tabIndex of -1, 0 or 1... differently? I believe it is treated  
> differently on some browsers.
> 1... component can be focused both by pressing tab and programatically
> 0 component can only be focused programatically
> -1 component can not be focused at all

tabIndex support is different in different versions of WebKit and  

The latest round of improvements were these:


With those changes, -1 and 0 do have special meanings, but they are  
not the meanings you list here. What we're working towards is the  
tabIndex behavior specified in HTML 5: <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#tabindex 

You'll have to ask a more-specific question if you want a more precise  

     -- Darin

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