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Re: Removal of other semantic elements

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 18:50:34 -0700
Message-ID: <z2x63df84f1004041850sa366131i580e61033e38f4a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2010, at 1:17 PM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> hi Jonas,
>> If new interactive elements such as form controls are included in the
>> spec, I would hope that they are implemented in browsers to be
>> accessible to people with disabilities, as yet that has not occurred.
>> I don't think that the spec currently provides detailed advice or
>> requirements on how accessible implementations are to be achieved, I
>> am unsure the HTML5 spec is necessarily the place for this
>> information.
> You can expect that when new interactive elements are fully implemented in
> WebKit, they will provide the same quality of accessibility support that
> native buttons and checkboxes do today.

Forgot to mention this in my original response to Steven, but the same
holds true for Firefox. We will consider any implementation as
incomplete until there is good accessibility.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 5 April 2010 01:51:26 UTC

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