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Re: ISSUE-133 modal-attribute - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:47:57 +0100
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To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG LIST <public-html@w3.org>
Hi all,
I will happily withdraw my change proposal in favout of Ted's

a few questions Ted:

"By default, pressing the Escape key in a dialog fires its 'cancel' event.
This can be prevented from within a 'keyup' or 'keypressed' event handler."

why allow the dismissal of the dialog using the esc key to be prevented?

"In §3.2.7 WAI-ARIA<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/content-models.html#wai-aria>,
the language feature <dialog modal> should be specified to have the strong
native semantics equivalent to role="dialog""

WAI-ARIA defines 'dialog' as

" dialog (role) A dialog is an application window that is designed to
interrupt the current processing of an application in order to prompt the
user to enter information or require a response. "

Do you think that this is appropriate for all the use cases?

On dialog close where does the focus move to by default?

Even when dialogs are NOT modal it is important that tabbing to through all
the controls in the dialog does not result in focus moving out of the

Can you add some text to the CP to detail this?


On 7 August 2011 03:26, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:

> > Reminder: this closes Saturday…
> Indeed. Here is the completed Change Proposal:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Eoconnor/ISSUE-133
> Thanks for the extension,
> Ted

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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