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Re: Spec does not appear to define what it means to be a "modal" dialog (e.g. focus concerns should be included)

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:48:33 -0800
Cc: Ted O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Message-id: <3F624216-2905-45A3-8077-F1A9B6C4156F@apple.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
One clarification inline.

On Nov 8, 2012, at 12:46 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

> I don't see a definition for "modal" in the spec section for the dialog element.
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-preview/commands.html#the-dialog-element
> Presumably dialog.showModal() would prevent interaction

In case it's not clear, I should clarify I meant prevent interaction *of background contents* not of content inside the dialog.

> in any modality (including keyboard focusability), but as far as I can see, it does not state anything to that effect. Unless I hear a correction, I'll file a defect.
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2012 20:49:00 UTC

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