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Re: Responses to Tantek Çelik issues raised during third last call of UAAG 1.0

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 12:39:58 -0500
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To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I read the HTML and DOM level two specifications related to events and 
bubbling.  These two specifications define what elements could be 
considered non-interactive elements for a browser that supports both HTML 
4.01 and DOM level 2 events.  So I withdraw my previous concern over the 


At 01:13 PM 7/9/2001 -0400, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> > With event bubbling model used for scripting, every element potentially can
> > be interactive.
>No, potentially "enabled".
> > The user agent can make pretty good assumptions from the
> > markup that elements with an "on" event hander, marked up as a link or
> > input controls is an interactive element.  Other elements maybe interactive
> > based on scripting, which is difficult or impossible for the user agent to
> > determine from markup.  Maybe the term non-interactive needs to defined in
> > terms of "recognized through markup".
>I think the document is already sufficient on this front.
>1) The definition states:
>     "A non-interactive element is an element that, by specification,
>      does not have associated behaviors."
>    It is thus only by virtue of specification (whether markup language
>    style sheets) that something would be considered interactive or
>2) The applicability provision is always in force anyway. So if not
>recognized, it
>    doesn't apply.
>  _ Ian
>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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