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Re: first pass of autocomplete technique

From: David MacDonald <david@can-adapt.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:35:19 -0400
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To: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Cc: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>, WCAG Editors <team-wcag-editors@w3.org>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I'll update... with all of the suggestions and picking through Wilco's
auto-wcag items...



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On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 7:50 PM, John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'll also add that one of the more important goals is to make the
> identified inputs Programmatically Determinable. This is achieved by
> applying the appropriate metadata value(s) defined by the @autocomplete
> attribute.
>
> The "magic" that the @autocomplete attribute achieves is specifically
> because of this Programmatc determination - the browser does simple pattern
> matching against a list of values locally stored with the browser, and
> supplies the appropriate corresponding value when the input is
> programmatically tagged.
>
> It should also be clearly noted that currently neither Edge nor IE support
> the functionality found in Chrome, Firefox  or Safari with regard to
> auto-filling the form inputs.
>
> JF
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 6:27 PM Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>
> wrote:
>
>> David,
>>
>> Thanks for putting this together.  I think we should reference Section 7
>> <https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#input-purposes> of the WCAG standard
>>  which defines the purposes.  While it could be used for all autocomplete
>> values in HTML it’s aimed at the ones in our list – so we might want to
>> clarify that first line.
>>
>>
>>
>> I would also restate “The objective of this technique is to make form
>> fields easier to fill out and understand.” To something like “The objective
>> of this technique is to make form fields easier to understand with an added
>> benefit of making them easier to fill out” since the focus on the SC is on
>> input purpose to help identify the fields.
>>
>>
>>
>> There are also some typos.
>>
>>    - Familiar
>>    - Explicitly
>>
>>
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* David MacDonald <david@can-adapt.com>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:37 PM
>> *To:* WCAG Editors <team-wcag-editors@w3.org>; WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>> *Subject:* first pass of autocomplete technique
>>
>>
>>
>> Just did a first pass of autocomplete technique
>>
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/w3c/wcag/blob/tech-autocomplete/
>> techniques/html/autocomplete.html
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> David MacDonald
>>
>>
>>
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