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Re: [techs] scripts

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 17:24:55 +0100
Message-ID: <851c8d310407170924ae2880d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 18:20:50 +0200, Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com> wrote:
> Points  that comes to mind - we should document what type of things make
> scripts inaccessible- we may find some general guidelines that work across
> scripts

Generally it's the same stuff that makes other stuff inaccessible,
people are just more likely to do it with scripting  I think.

> scripts should not create a new dom element

I see no reason for this restriction, are there any AT's that are
actually harmed by the above, I can't see any real scenario, okay the
new DOM element may not be very noticeable by the AT and User, but
that doesn't necessarily automatically harm accessibility.

> scripts should not create content outside the DOM

Again, I don't see the point of the restriction, for example storing
all a load of emails in a script, doesn't all of a sudden make your
document inaccessible, it just makes it quicker for the user to get to
those emails if they support the script.

Cheers,

Jim.
Received on Saturday, 17 July 2004 12:24:56 UTC

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