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

From: E.J. Zufelt <everett@zufelt.ca>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:43:01 -0400
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-Id: <49173AF8-D3E3-4EBD-B718-125F589AA3BB@zufelt.ca>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On 2010-09-17, at 8:35 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> Hi Everett,
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> I heartily support this, as its a major and common issue for keyboard and assistive technology users.
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> you wrote:
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> "Add a modal element to html5 to indicate a modal segment of the DOM (modal dialog)"
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> any reason why it could not be a modal attribute?

No reason at all.

> Add a modal element, or attribute,  to html5 to indicate a modal segment of the DOM (modal dialog)


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> bruce wrote: quoting Ian Hickson,
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> "Id add it to HTML 5, but there are so many new features already that we need to wait for the browsers to catch up."
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> This is not a decision for the editor to make, but if we are concerned about the load on browser vemdors, we could drop the hidden attribute from HTML5, which is a new feature that has been stated by the editor being a major boon to accessibility, but adds little that is not already handled by the use of CSS display and visibility properties.


>  I  would rather see modal than hidden in the spec, but ideally both.  However, I can understand how the cost of implementation may be  lower with hidden than with modal.  


> IMO the accessibility benefits alone (not considering the aggregate benefits to the broader community) are vastly greater with modal than with hidden.


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Received on Friday, 17 September 2010 12:43:36 UTC

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