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Fwd: Re: new Web API proposal - needs accessibility review

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 19:34:09 +0200
To: "wai-xtech.w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
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From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
To: "User Agent Working Group" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

On Fri, 11 May 2012 18:36:46 +0200, Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org> wrote:

> The W3C Web Apps working group is publishing 7 first public working  
> drafts shortly (within the next few weeks) for new APIs.  I thought it  
> would be advantageous to look at them and start commenting on  
> accessibility before they increase in maturity

Definitely one to watch:

> 3. Shadow DOM;
> <http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/shadow/index.html>
> short-name = shadow-dom
> 1-liner = "Describes a method of establishing and maintaining functional
> boundaries between DOM subtrees and how these subtrees interact with
> each other within a document tree"

This is part of the Web Components work. The overarching idea is that you
can make a bit of custom code (eg the MyFancyCatViewer element), use it in
your code, and link it up to some javascript, css, etc that actually makes
it work. The big thing to watch here is probably design patterns and how
they hook into accessibility - e.g. when should things be lined to native
HTML, when should they be using ARIA, etc. This is IMHO a pretty big one
for accessibility - and it would be good if PF was closely following. (So
I will forward this bit to them too...)



Charles 'chaals' McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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