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revert request for change made to the HTML5 spec 23/05/2011

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 17:26:33 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTikczORYT=_o04oj6ENaWoRSm61V6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, chuck@jumis.com
dear chairs,

I request that the following change be reverted:
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=6144&to=6145

It substantially changes the content model of the canvas element, it is
claimed that the change is to
"Further discourage misuse of <canvas> that cannot be made accessible or
usable."

The change does no such thing, it does not stop any author creating
inaccessible canvas content, it only discourages authors from attempting to
provide accessible alternatives within the canvas sub-dom to inaccessible
user interface elements they may create using canvas.

-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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