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Re: upgrading standard browsers UI

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:26:41 -0400
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To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
That was a simply brilliant response Chaals...

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On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 7:05 AM, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>

> On 06/09/17 06:21, Sean Murphy (seanmmur) wrote:
>> This is a long shot and just a thought. Does anyone know if W3C standards
>> or the browser vendors are going to expand the current default UI elements
>> from the current one’s? My thinking is including a  menu, treeview, slider,
>> toolbar, etc.?
> HTML has not been controlled by W3C for many years now.
> My reading of the philosophy at the time they lost control is that most of
> these are presentational variations on HTML lists, so should not be
> reflected in HTML.
> Whilst WHATWG seems to see HTML as a GUI platform, rather than a document
> markup language, the issue they might have is that one of their primary
> tenets is that pages (whether compliant or not) should look and behave the
> same on all browsers.  That would mean that such controls would need to
> replace any similar controls provided by the underlying GUI platform.
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