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[Bug 10525] Please try to improve Bugzilla's accessibility/usability problems before Last Call

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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:14:02 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10525


Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>  2010-09-03 13:14:00 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Actually this isn't a bug that's specific for HTML5, it affects the entire W3C
> bug tracking system.
> 
> Max Kanat-Alexander who works on Bugzilla in Mountain View sent me a tweet that
> accessibility should be improved with version 3.6 [1] The installed version at
> the W3C is 3.2.6.
> 
> I'd suggest updating to a current version and switching to UTF-8 (checking data
> integrity might be necessary afterwards).
> 
> I'll try to find out if and how the templates could be adapted then.
> 
> In the meantime Paul Cotton raised the issue 2010-09-01 with the W3C systems
> team where it will be taken care of. Therefore I'd suggest to close the bug
> here.
> 
> Cheers,
>   Martin


Hi Martin, 

Many thanks to Paul for raising the problem with the W3C systems team.

Yes, Bugzilla accessibility/usability problems affects the entire W3C bug
tracking system.

However, it is specific to HTML5 because HTML5 is relying on Bugzilla as a
major component in its decision process. I expect many people will be trying to
use Bugzilla to raise bugs on HTML5 and encounter the same problems that
Gregory encounterd.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Jul/0146.html

It may discourage HTML5 input and shut some people out of the process.

Other W3C groups seem to have made modifications to Bugzilla, for instance
WCAG: 
http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/
http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/issuereports/

They also seem to use a different comment form:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/onlineform

It might be helpful to get some advice from the WCAG folks.

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