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agenda request: XHTML Access Module Issues (was Re: User Agent Teleconference for 17 April 2008)

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 20:55:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>,'WAI-UA list' <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>, <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Cc: 'Marc Silbey' <marcsil@windows.microsoft.com>, <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Message-Id: <20080417005554.A764A2792@courageux.cnc.net>

aloha!

could the following 2 issues regarding the XHTML Access Module

http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/WD-xhtml-access-20080418/

please be added to tomorrow's agenda:

1. must "activate" be boolean?
2. redefining keys and ensuring user control over "activate"

this issue does have some urgency, given the XHTML2 working group's 
decision to move the XHTML Access Module to Last Call as soon as is 
possible, as documented by a post from the chair of that WG to the 
public-xhtml2 emailing list:

<quote 
cite="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2008Apr/0053.html">

Greetings, as we get close to Last Call for XHTML Access Module there are 
a number of outstanding comments that we need to deal with, the ones that 
I am aware of are as follows:

must "activate" be boolean?
  - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2008Apr/0044.html
  - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2008Apr/0046.html

redefining keys and ensuring user control over "activate"
  - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2008Apr/0045.html

XHTML Access Module
  - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2008Jan/0030.html

ACTION: Gregory to ensure that we get feedback about needing cascade 
rules in xhtml-access
 [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/04/09-xhtml-minutes.html#action03]

ACTION: Gregory to put together a proposal for how to connect the access 
module into the event model. 
 [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2007/06/13-xhtml-minutes.html#action01] 
</quote>

BACKGROUND AND REFERENCES:

1. [XHTML Access] must "activate" be boolean?
1.1) GJR's original post requesting activate="inspect"
* http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008AprJun/0046.html
1.2) quick reply by co-editor of Access Module, shane mccarron :
* http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008AprJun/0049.html

2. [XHTML Access] redefining keys and ensuring user control over "activate"
* http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008AprJun/0047.html

both are VERY germane in light of the work we've been concentrating 
upon recently, and the action items from the XHTML2 WG logged against 
me show that (a) my immediate goal is to get a few lingering questions
about the Access module addressed once and for all in all the proper 
fora (that includes us!) and (b) i have been trying to get the entire 
Access Module folded into the XML Events 2 specification, which is where 
i personally believe it belongs, rather than being a module of its own 
(unless that would lead to quicker implementation, as this is a big issue 
for the ubiquitous web groups (or whatever they are calling themselves 
these days) as well as for the WAI

i particularly want to solicit feedback on the cascade rules i feel MUST
be defined for xhtml access -- please consult:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008AprJun/0047.html

this is an issue upon which the XHTML2 WG is relying on the UA WG to 
act as a primary feedback channel, as the XHTML2 WG understands fully 
that the UA WG has a far deeper expertise pool in this area, and because
this is an issue that has long been identified as "crucial" to enhancing 
accessibility

thank you,
gregory.
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