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Re: HTML5 design philosophy disconnect

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:35:10 -0800
Message-ID: <CABNRm61Op193PNUih1CP2HHKxRd63hbhGS9q4=p-z9kXYNGafA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 3:18 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> One example (there are many more),
> The use of implicit labels is found in examples in the HTML5 spec,
> something that has been a documented feature of HTML since at least 24
> December 1999, yet at least one major browser has not implemented
> accessibility support for it yet. [1]
>

Just because something is in the spec doesn't mean all UAs get it right.
Each UA has its own priorities to fix bugs and add features. For the example
you pointed out, we seem to have a tracking bug: https://webkit.org/b/69736

So we have a method that has been promoted for 10 years and continues
> to be promoted which is broken, how is that useful for either users or
> developers?


If some UA doesn't support a particular feature and it's important for you,
then please contact the vendor. WebKit is open sourced and we welcome
almost anyone to file bugs. I'm sure other vendors would love to get
feedback
from users and authors as well.

Best regards,
Ryosuke Niwa
Software Engineer
Google Inc.
Received on Friday, 6 January 2012 21:27:56 GMT

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