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From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:35:05 +0000
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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document.write and innerHTML are not a problem for accessibility.  They work just fine with AT.  I'm honestly still not sure why we even have this technique.

There's also a larger issue here.  People are treating failing a technique test as failing a success criterion.  That is simply not true.  What can we do to educate tool makers about this?

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christophe Strobbe
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:40 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: SCR21

At 14:06 8/06/2009, Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:

>In SCR21, the test procedure says "Examine the source code and check
>that the new content is not created using document.write(),
>innerHTML, outerHTML, innerText or outerText."
>Some of the evaluation tools are flagging any use of these functions
>as non-compliant with WCAG 2.0. But I don't think this is a correct
>interpretation. It is only a failure if the intent was to use the
>technique "Using functions of the Document Object Model (DOM) to add
>content to a page". We don't have a failure technique around the use
>of document.write(), innterHTML, etc.
>Perhaps we need to add a technique that demonstrates the correct use
>of these functions.

Such a technique might be perceived as encouraging the use of these
non-DOM methods and as a step back for standards-based development.
Instead of creating a technique for these functions, can we add a
note to SCR21?

Best regards,


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