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Re: Proposal: Add a modal element to html5 to indicate a modal segment of the DOM (modal dialog)

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:56:39 +0100
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.vi6d4pd6h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:46:36 +0100, E.J. Zufelt <everett@zufelt.ca> wrote:

> Good morning,
>
> I would appreciate any thoughts on this proposal prior to filing a bug.   
> Especially if anyone has additional resources to add at the end of the  
> proposal (Implementations and Best practices).
>
>
>
> Summary:
> Add a modal element to html5 to indicate a modal segment of the DOM  
> (modal dialog)
>

FWIW, i talked with Ian Hickson about this in an interview in May 09


Bruce :

What’s your fave feature that didn’t get into HTML 5 that you’d put into  
HTML 6?

Hixie :

In-window modal dialogs or dialog box—the kind of prompt you get when the  
computer asks you a question and won’t let you do anything else until you  
answer the question. For instance, the window that comes up when you say  
"Save As…" is usually a modal dialog.

Right now people fake it with divs and complicated styles and script. It  
would be neat to just be able to say "make this section a modal dialog".  
Like showModalDialog(), but within the page instead of opening a new  
window with a new page.

I’d add it to HTML 5, but there are so many new features already that we  
need to wait for the browsers to catch up.

link  
http://www.webstandards.org/2009/05/13/interview-with-ian-hickson-editor-of-the-html-5-specification/
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