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RE: access key replacement in XHTML 2 and backward compatibility

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:21:41 +0100
To: <schwer@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200512151417109.SM04520@Inbox>

Hi Richard,
CaI ask a question? What is the position of HTML working Group about the code validity in GL 4.2?

----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "Richard Schwerdtfeger"<schwer@us.ibm.com>
    Inviato: 15/12/05 20.12.04
    A: "w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
    Oggetto: access key replacement in XHTML 2 and backward compatibility
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The XHTML 2 working group has a new implementation of access key called
    <access>. WCAG 2 does not require access keys for accessibility. XHTML 2
    has a replacement for access keys called <access> at
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xhtml2-20050527/mod-role.html#sec_25.1. It is
    designed to address device independent navigation to replace access key
    based on semantics. We allow the user agent to assign the access key by
    default but for backward compatibility we allowed the author to provide a
    keyboard mapping.
    
    The HTML working group would like to know if WCAG would like us to maintain
    this support for backward compatibility sake. Example uses cases is a set
    of descriptive short cuts to web content. This need for keyboard support
    was questioned by John Foliot.
    
    The HTML working group would like that WCAG give us consensus position on
    this issue.
    
    Thank you,
    
    Rich
    
    
    Rich Schwerdtfeger
    Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
    Emerging Technologies
    Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review  Board
    blog: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog.jspa?blog=441
    schwer@us.ibm.com, Phone: 512-838-4593,T/L: 678-4593, mobile: 512-876-9689
    
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    Frost    

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