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

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:02:10 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=tXXmfbHU3V3Ut5d8QzJoUW_Tu7Mh4hUGkTzA2@mail.gmail.com>
To: "E.J. Zufelt" <everett@zufelt.ca>
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Everett wrote:

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

totally agree, so it is worthwhile pushing for modal.

regards
steveF


On 17 September 2010 13:43, E.J. Zufelt <everett@zufelt.ca> wrote:

> On 2010-09-17, at 8:35 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
> > Hi Everett,
> >
> > I heartily support this, as its a major and common issue for keyboard and
> assistive technology users.
> >
> >
> >
> > you wrote:
> >
> > "Add a modal element to html5 to indicate a modal segment of the DOM
> (modal dialog)"
> >
> > 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)
>
>
> >
> > bruce wrote: quoting Ian Hickson,
> >
> > "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."
> >
> > 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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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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