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Re: Fw: addHitRegion does not have an inform the user section.

From: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:56:18 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGN7qDB+t=KSQKUYh5sT6+T-UOdM1aSHA9+p0mOeUFe2RsfQUA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Canvas <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
wrote:

> This text is in the addHitRegion text:
>
> *"User agents are encouraged to make use of the information present in a *
> *canvas** element's **hit region list*
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext/#hit-region-list>* to improve the
> accessibility of **canvas** elements."*
>
> Encouraged is in no way a must which makes it difficult to justify a
> normative test.
>

yes, it would not be a normative test, but it will show that a particular
implementation is accessible.
Maybe we can revisit this for the level 2 spec. A11y is not something that
can be optionally implemented if you want a compliant canvas implementation.

>
> ----- Forwarded by Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM on 09/29/2014 10:32 AM
>  -----
>
> From: Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
> To: mark.sadecki@gmail.com
> Cc: Canvas <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, "Rik Cabanier" <cabanier@gmail.com>
> Date: 09/29/2014 10:28 AM
> Subject: addHitRegion does not have an inform the user section.
> ------------------------------
>
>
>
> So, there is nothing the spec. that says to inform the user when a hit
> region is associated with a control. It only says this for
> drawFocusIfNeeded.
>
> Did someone drop the ball? This was discussed on the calls. ... Otherwise,
> why would we have pushed for addHitRegion?
>
> I have stopped writing testable statements until this is resolved.
>
> Rich
>
>
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
>
>
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