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evidence of harm

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:17:10 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80906250317h40431636wd6e386affa35870a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, public html for all <list@html4all.org>
Hi Ian,
you wrote:
<Hixie> annevk2: that's not the path of least resistance; i, for one,
would object strongly to that solution as it has been shown to
actually harm users [1]

While i think the summary attribute has
1. been abused
2. been incorrectly used
3. been a unecessary time sink  for all involved in its presence or
lack of in HTML 5.
4. been concentrated on at the expense of other more important
accessibility issues.


I don't know of any evidence where it has been shown to "harm users"

you wrote:
<Hixie> i guess i wish the chairs would at least give some guidance on
how to proceed

agreed, if this would have occured 6 months or a year ago, then a lot
less time and effort would have been wasted.

-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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