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[Bug 11239] Canvas support accessible caret tracking independent of Focus Ring tracking

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Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 06:55:40 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11239

--- Comment #38 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2011-05-05 06:55:39 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #37)
> Hi Rich,
> 
> 
> I think the problem is not just the name, but the behavior. It is actually
> specified to draw a focused appearance. That is not done for
> aria-activedescendant type point-of-regard items, either in Web content or in
> native apps. Drawing focus rings around two separate items would violate the
> Mac OS X HI guidelines.
> 
> Do you agree that this is an issue? If so, can we agree on a separate mechanism
> to identify a "point of regard" that is not actually meant to be drawn with
> focused appearance? If not, then I guess we will have to address it via a Last
> Call comment.

Another thing to note: the setCaretSelection API can already be used to
identify a magnifier-relevant point of regard without drawing a focus ring or
changing focus, so despite the name, it seems like it would address the
aria-activedescendant use case. What do you think?

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