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[Bug 27086] New: HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs should include iOS and Android mappings

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:51:48 +0000
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-27086-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27086

            Bug ID: 27086
           Summary: HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs should include iOS
                    and Android mappings
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML a11y APIs (editor: Steve Faulkner, Cynthia
                    Shelly)
          Assignee: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
          Reporter: dmazzoni@google.com
        QA Contact: sideshowbarker+html-a11y-api@gmail.com
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-bugzilla@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

A larger share of web usage is on mobile, and in addition to use of mobile web
browsers, many mobile apps use web views to implement part of their interface.
We should include iOS and Android mappings for all HTML elements too.

On iOS, Apple's WebKit implementation is the only one allowed to display web
content - alternative web browsers based on a different engine are not
currently allowed. Still, I think it'd be useful to spec for several reasons:

* To help catch bugs in Apple's implementation
* To clarify the expected mappings and behavior for HTML authors, especially
app authors who need native content and web content to interoperate
* In case Apple relaxes the rules in the future and allows alternative web
implementations

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