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Re: HTML 5 (sic) and A11y

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:39:35 +0100
To: "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: "HTML Accessibility Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vps9b8o564w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:21:39 +0100, Joshue O Connor  
<joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
> Yes, but from an a11y focus. The lack of vendor involvement in the spec
> development, and this latest move will make the resolution of issues
> such as <canvas> etc much harder. We shall see if this is the case in
> time, I guess.

Vendors not being involved sounds like the real problem here. And  
historically snapshot-based specifications have not helped with that.  
Witness some of the accessibility features added in HTML4. You have to  
design something that all parties are interested in supporting. (Just  
stating some general observations here; not trying to say anything about  
<canvas> as frankly I am not too familiar with the current state of  
affairs.)


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Anne van Kesteren
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