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Request your feedback on HTML5 Interoperability and Accessibility

From: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:25:26 -0400
Message-ID: <51D6E566.6020700@w3.org>
To: HTML A11Y TF Public <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
As many of you know, a number of Task Force participants recently walked 
through the HTML WG's "Overview of testing in view of CR exit" 
publication [1].   This document is an attempt to indicate which parts 
of the spec need comprehensive testing in order to demonstrate 
sufficient interoperability, and which are generally considered to be 
interoperable and will not require much of a testing effort.  In the 
walk through, the TF evaluated all sections marked as interoperable in 
an attempt to identify those which were not considered interoperable 
from an accessibility point of view. The results of the two walk through 
sessions are available on the TF wiki [2].

After speaking with Domain Leads, Team Contacts and Editors involved in 
this effort, it was decided that I will work directly with the editor, 
Robin Berjon to change the status of sections currently marked as 
Interoperable that can be shown to have accessibility implications.  
Please review this document and let me know if you have any feedback or 
additional information you would like included.  Alternatively, you can 
add it directly to the wiki table.  I encourage you to add content to 
the "Notes" column and to focus on sections which currently do not have 
any supporting "Evidence" listed.  The CfC for this document [3] expires 
July 15th.  My next meeting with Robin Berjon is on July 9th.

We have already switched the status of the following sections from 
"Interoperable" to "Requires Testing":

* 3.2.7.3 Strong Native Semantics
* 3.2.7.4 Implicit Aria Semantics
* 4.10.8 The <button> element

If there are other sections of the spec which you think require testing, 
please let me know. I would also like to point out that Robin added some 
introductory text to the Overview document [1] to clarify its scope and 
purpose.  I recommend reading it over for some clarification.

Best,

Mark

[1] Overview of testing in view of CR exit 
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tests-cr-exit.html
[2] Walk through results 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Results_of_Spec_Review
[3] CfC 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2013Jun/0033.html

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Mark Sadecki
Web Accessibility Engineer
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
Telephone: +1.617.715.4017
Email: mark@w3.org
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