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RE: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-91: Removing the aside Element

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 14:37:04 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Shelley Powers'" <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Cc: "'Laura Carlson'" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00ca01cb042e$12fcdf80$38f69e80$@edu>
Shelley Powers wrote:
>
> I hope they do, because neither figure nor
> aside, as defined in the HTML5 spec, is accessible.

I'm curious how you are defining 'accessible' here; elements themselves are 
neither accessible nor inaccessible, it's the content that they contain that 
is accessible or not (but nice try).

Then there is the question of "inaccessible" to whom? You? Me? A mobility 
impaired user? A deaf user? Tossing out "inaccessible" like it's some kind 
of show-stopping boogie-monster is offensive to me, and I'm sure others. 
Please refrain from doing so unless you have specific issues you wish to 
bring forward.

JF
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