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[Bug 14419] when canvas isn't supported, or for blind users, the canvas element's content should be displayed, so excluding input types like text and select is discriminatory

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Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:48:35 +0000
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--- Comment #7 from James Salsman <jsalsman@gmail.com> 2011-10-11 15:48:33 UTC ---
In a text mode browser or a browser with images disabled due to user option
selection or prohibitively low bandwidth, the canvas is technically usable but
unavailable.  It is available but unusable for the blind.

> When a canvas is unusable, the fallback content is meant
> to represent the same thing as the canvas.

Where are you reading that?  It's mistaken.

> How is a text input in the fallback supposed to represent anything
> on the canvas other than a canvas-implemented text input?

For example, suppose a custom bookcase vendor asks customers to sketch their
wall and neighboring furniture configuration and locations of wall studs on a
canvas element.  Can you think of any better fallback content than a form for
their phone number and/or email so that they might be contacted by a designer?

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