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Re: DOM WG review of the UAAG

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 17:16:23 -0400
Message-ID: <3D88ED27.8000802@w3.org>
To: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

Ray Whitmer wrote:
> This seems to have gotten lost when I sent it before.
> The DOM WG has reviewed the UAAG, and has the following issue / comment:
> We believe that 6.5 should require the HTML DOM in addition to requiring 
> the core DOM.  The reason for this is that there are certain current 
> values or states of forms that are not available through the core DOM, 
> but only through the HTML DOM.  This might be, for example, the value in 
> a text field after the user has typed in it.  These states might prove 
> significant for an accessibility agent.  The core DOM does not deal with 
> the state of the presentation, but only the content that was actually in 
> the info set of the document, and the DOM WG never continued work on the 
> Views module to provide alternative ways to access this sort of 
> information.


Thank you and the DOM WG for reviewing the spec. Your issue
has been entered as issue 545 [1] for consideration by
the UAWG.

Thank you,

  _ Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/issues/issues-linear-lc4#545

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