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Re: Challenges on JavaScript Techniques

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 19:34:14 +0100
Message-ID: <851c8d31050711113422ab61cf@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

On 7/11/05, Luca Mascaro <info@lucamascaro.info> wrote:
> PPK:
> 2.2 Dynamic content generation
> 
> "Assistive technologies such as screen readers rely on the Document
> Object Model (DOM) to interpret the semantics in HTML for a different
> ...
> methods (see http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/innerhtml.html benchmark
> tests).
> 
> Luca Mascaro:
> True but I think that a W3C specification and self technique must be
> concerned only to the official DOM level 2 API.

This is not possible, it's simply not possible to write scripts in the
majority of webbrowsers that are limited to only W3 standardised
things.  The reliance on the existence of a global object called
document is not a W3c or any other standard, yet all non contrived
scripts rely on it.   Given that fact, there's little reason to make
any such constraint, either _everything_ must be standard, or we
should just recommend the most appropriate and accessible techniques.

Jim.
Received on Monday, 11 July 2005 18:34:18 GMT

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