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Fwd: Technical concerns about the addition of <main> to HTML

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:52:32 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=f-FWXoPt=wdb2V7xz7y9OXwaRWwTv_21+MHF9=eEC0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: 5 December 2012 09:51
Subject: Technical concerns about the addition of <main> to HTML
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>,
howcome@opera.com, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

Hi all,

It has been suggested that there are significant technical concerns from at
least one set of implementers about the <main> feature [1], and therefore

"<main> does not meet the high bar required to add a new element to HTML"

It would be super useful  if any implementers with technical concerns
provided them publicly on this list as while feedback has been sought in a
number of other fora [3] and while the feature has been officially rejected
as per the  WHATWG process [4], the feature is being standardised through
the W3C, not the WHATWG and has recently passed a CFC for FPWD at the W3C
with no objections and ample support [5].


Most recently discussion has been occurring on the public-html-a11y list[6]

[2] http://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2012-November/022991.html
[4] http://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2012-November/023033.html
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Nov/0232.html
[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Dec/

with regards

Steve Faulkner

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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