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Re: JavaScript and Screen Readers

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:15:57 +0100
Message-ID: <48A9E68D.8080007@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

David Dorward wrote:

> Most of the accessibility issues relating to it are caused by the way 
> programs written in JS manipulate the DOM (which is a set of W3C 

I would argue that most of the problems lie in the manipulation of the 
browser object model, which has never been standardised by W3C (although 
the HTML5 people may be doing it).

> recommendations), and work is already underway to improve things there 

W3C has never standardised things like document.write on the current 
document, and I don't believe it has standardised InnerHTML.  A lot of 
what it has standardised is rejected by the market in favour of the 
aforementioned constructs.  (W3C's model does permit document.write, but 
only where a complete document is produced, not for load time 
interpolation of content.)

David Woolley
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