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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: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:59:39 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mXNzShkA+SfHO8hS=w8v2k4iK3oQ102asgCMuuhE-0_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Ted O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
You might want to check the latest spec:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html#dom-dialog-showmodal

There is a step in there that speaks about autofocus. I think that resolves
the interaction issues.

Regards,
Silvia.

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:48 AM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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