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Re: issues with global attribute "accesskey" as-is in HTML5

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 19:50:11 -0400
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100728235011.GD27816@sonata.rednote.net>
One small clarification, if I may.

PF has said nothing about potential solutions. We have forwarded only
requirements with the intention that these could serve as a starting
point. Our intent is that the TF first consensus around requirements
before moving to potential solutions.


Judy Brewer writes:
> Paul, Gregory,
> I support Gregory's initial response to your question where he noted
> that the HTML A11Y Task Force needs to review these requirements
> before they are filed as bug reports for the HTML WG.
> For instance, based on initial review by Jeanne Spellman and myself
> of the requirements recently sent from PFWG -- and given that
> there's been development of additional guidance in this area in UAAG
> 2.0 during the time that PFWG was working on related issues -- there
> appears to be a need for re-synchronization on some user
> requirements and potential solutions. I believe it would be more
> appropriate and efficient for that resynchronization to happen in
> the HTML A11Y Task Force than in the HTML WG, and then to pass
> through a set of clarified and consensed feedback to the HTML WG as
> bug reports once we've confirmed the approaches.
> - Judy
> At 08:08 PM 7/26/2010 +0100, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> >aloha, paul!
> >
> >i'll try and log the issues i outlined as soon as i get a chance to
> >convert the review into bug reports, which i hope to have logged well
> >in advance of the next TF meeting...
> >
> >i am going to file an additional bug "is @accesskey irretrievably broken
> >as an attribute?", based on discussion on
> >
> ><http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Talk:Access/access_key_requirements>http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Talk:Access/access_key_requirements
> >
> >
> >an issue which is closely tied to what i identified in my initial post
> >as: "ISSUE 4. HTML5 hard-binds "Action" to accesskey key-press"
> >
> >which addresses the utility of the Access Module/Element's boolean
> >attribute @activate, which provides for author control over whether
> >the firing of an accesskey moves focus to or activates the element
> >for which the accesskey has been defined, as well as the Access
> >Module/Element's explicit stipulation:
> >
> >QUOTE src="<http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-access/#sec_3.1.1>http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-access/#sec_3.1.1."
> >
> >User agents MUST provide mechanisms for overriding the author setting
> >with user-specified settings in order to ensure that the act of moving
> >content focus does not cause the user agent to take any further action
> >(as per Checkpoint 9.5 of UAAG 1.0)
> >
> >NB: proposed Access Element draft, which is applicable to XML-derived
> >dialects and may or may not be applicable to HTML5, is located at: (obscenely
> >long URI warning:
> >
> ><http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010May/att-0020/access-element-20100519.html>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010May/att-0020/access-element-20100519.html
> >
> >
> >gregory.
> >-------------------------------------------------------
> >BRAIN, n.  An apparatus with which we think we think.
> >             -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
> >-------------------------------------------------------
> >        Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
> >    Camera Obscura:
> ><http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/>http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/
> >Oedipus' Online Complex:
> ><http://my.opera.com/oedipus/>http://my.opera.com/oedipus/
> >-------------------------------------------------------


Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
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