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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: Issue-204 Change Proposal

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:52:36 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpve1xmj2j_BOqVqkiKOPWvLgtWkFcbCA4S33VmkGqWpQ1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Hi Janina  and all,

Thanks to Cynthia for her work on her change proposal [1].

Although I still worry that possessing special ARIA language (instead
of simply reinforcing the simple concept that "hidden always means
hidden" as the HTML5 spec currently does) adds complexity to the spec
and will cause some authors, especially novice authors, confusion, I
do not object to Cynthia's current stabilized ISSUE-204 proposal [1]
if it will bring HTML5 and ARIA in accord on this issue and illuminate
the fact that accessible name and description calculation [WAI-ARIA]
flattens the referenced elements to plain text, losing interactivity
and semantic structure.

If the accessibility task force consensus is for Cynthia's stabilized
proposal, I will stop work on my Correct Hidden change proposal [2] in
deference to her stabilized proposal [1].

I sincerely hope that Benjamin's objections [3] can be addressed.

Best Regards,
Laura

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/index.php?title=Correct_Hidden_Attribute_Section_v2&oldid=12821
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/CorrectHidden
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Apr/0200.html

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Colleagues:
>
> On 26 April next the HTML-A11Y Task Force teleconference meeting
> will consider consensus support of the Issue-204 Change Proposal at:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/Correct_Hidden_Attribute_Section_v2
>
> As usual, if there is objection in the Task Force to such a consensus
> position, please respond by replying to this message no later than close
> of business, Boston Time, on Friday 27 April.
>
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>
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-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:53:07 GMT

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