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Re: move proposed SC to GL 1.3?

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 20:57:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0505162053170.30336@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> Also, can anyone think of better wording than "programmatically determined" 
> for this notification requirement?
> <proposal>
> Changes to content,

Does this include items like :hover and :focus?

> structure,

Does this include document.write?

> selection,

How many things can you the site visitor "select" apart from more than one 
item in a <select> area? Surely you don't mean that if I drag my mouse 
through a few lines of text, somehow the compliant device must be informed 
of that?

> focus,

That seem strictly user-agent. I can style an item to have :focus events 
and I rely on the browser to determine when the visitor has actually given 

> attributes, values, state,

What do these mean, especially "state"? (a:link:visited?) Does this also 
include document.write?

> and relationships within the content can be programmatically determined.

I continue to caution the Working Group against this terminology, which 
indicates a poor understanding of HTML. You really can't mark up 
"relationships" with anything other than <a>, <link>, <area>, or <map> 
elements. (People are doing really good things with the rel attribute 
these days, by the way.)

How would I map the relationship between, say, a <sup> element and a <dd> 


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