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Re: FORMAL OBJECTION (was RE: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-204 aria-hidden)

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:06:52 -0400
Message-ID: <5036632C.5090900@intertwingly.net>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
CC: public-html@w3.org, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On 08/13/2012 10:28 PM, John Foliot wrote:
> This is a direct contravention of a WCAG 2 AA Requirement:
> 	"2.4.7 Focus Visible: Any keyboard operable user interface has a
> mode of operation where the keyboard focus indicator is visible."
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#navigation-mechanisms-focus-v
> isible
> Therefore, implementation of this Change Proposal is a Direct and Willful
> Violation of the existing WCAG Specification, and the basis of My Formal
> Objection. I do not believe that the HTML5 WG should be violating such an
> important W3C Recommendation (one which countless countries and industries
> have based their entire on-line accessibility requirements - whether
> policies or legislation - upon).

This seems to cover much of the same ground as Janina's Formal Objection:


My question here is simply: do we really have two unique formal 
objections here, or can they be merged into one?

> John Foliot

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2012 17:07:25 UTC

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