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Re: [restyle] Questionnaire wrt Redesign of the W3C Spec Templates

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:44:45 +0100
Message-ID: <54397A9D.2020901@cfit.ie>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "team-html-chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>, spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
James Craig wrote:
> Great. Please take advantage of the accessibility work that Shane and others have put into ReSpec. Here are a few CSS gotchas that would be difficult to work around.
>
> 1. Please make sure everything works with full keyboard access and visible (prefab lay native) focus styles.
> 2. Please use native HTML widgets and controls. E.g.<details>  is fine with a polyfill, but a custom collapse widget would not be.
> 3. Please use native scrolling for everything, too. E.g. Overflow: auto is fine; just don’t try to fake a native scroll view with position offset transforms.
>
> Also, please avoid relying on some of the newer aspects of CSS that don’t have great accessibility support yet, like navindex, flexbox, and nth-fragment.

+1. While we should take advantage of newer markup patterns and 
development methods, solid legacy user agent support is important for 
core spec 'features'.

It's great that Steve is also volunteering to help with the a11y work. 
I'd be happy to troubleshoot stuff if you need a hand also.

Thanks

Josh

> Cheers,
> James Craig
>
>
>> On Oct 11, 2014, at 11:08 AM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>  wrote:
>>
>>> On 10/11/2014 04:15 AM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> can we ensure that the redesign takes into account usability and accessibility.
>>> I am more than happy to provide feedback on the acc part as an when needed.
>> Absolutely, it is one of the design principles that will go in.
>> Will definitely take advantage of your offer for feedback. :)
>>
>> ~fantasai
>>
>
>
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