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Bug 13205

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:08:34 -0500
To: cyns@microsoft.com, David Bolter <david.bolter@gmail.com>
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFF28F9DE1.36F2F385-ON86257911.0050F049-86257911.006EA5DB@us.ibm.com>


Working on bug 13205.

In the bug, you wrote "We actually think we should remove most of the
section, including the table, and tell browsers to simulate a click if MSAA
doDefaultAction is called, or if *ANY* pattern method is called via UIA.
JavaScript event handlers can then react to the click event and set the
aria properties.  The browser will update the API based on the aria
property changes, and it should all work."

I have removed the table from section 5.7 Actions. But I am uncertain what
"remove most of this section" means.

<current text>
Actions are exposed by the following rules:

      elements which are natively focusable will usually have a default
      action or pattern specified as part of the native markup language

      User agents should set the default action to click or set the Invoke
      pattern for elements that have been made focusable by the author. For
      example, in HTML, authors indicate elements that are focusable using

      User agents should set the default action to click if the element has
      registered a click event handler

In MSAA, an action can be mapped to the DoDefaultAction and DefaultAction
properties unless it is already supported by the baseline mapping (e.g.,
jump action for the hyperlink element).

In Microsoft UIA, an action can be mapped to the Invoke pattern, unless it
is already supported by the baseline mapping.

In IAccessible2, an action can be exposed by the IAccessibleAction
</current text>

Please advise specifically what, if any, of this remaining text needs to be


  IBM Research       Andi Snow-Weaver                              
                     Accessibility Standards Program Manager       
                     Human Ability & Accessibility Center          
                     Tel: +1-720-663-2789                          
                     Email: andisnow@us.ibm.com                    

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