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The Access Element: Enabling Generic Document Accessibility [PFWG Proposed Internal Draft, 2010-05-19]

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 21:29:45 +0100
To: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100519202643.M10644@hicom.net>

The attached is a prototyped first internal working group editor's draft
of the Access Element, the successor to the XHTML Access Module.

This document is intended to provide a starting point for work on the 
Access Element, based on the Last Call Draft of the XHTML Access Module


and the subsequent editor's draft which reflected refinements to the 
Last Call draft due to feedback received during Last Call:


Although this document is a PROPOSED first editor's draft, it is based on 
the Last Call Working Draft of the XHTML Access Module, produced by the 
XHTML 2 Working Group. The XHTML Access Module has been used as the basis 
of this document, as the XHTML Access Module reflects a consensus among 
the members of the XHTML2 Working Group, in conjunction with extensive 
input from the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and 
others in the accessibility and standards community.

Please note, as well, the new section entitled "Document Formatting
Conventions" which explains the formatting conventions and mechansisms
used so as to provide as much information to the user so that an 
individual user can tweak his or her technology to designate semantic 
markers, such as "good examples" (green text on white background) 
and "bad examples" (red text on white background)

Note that a rather vague attempt at replacing CURIEs (upon which the 
XHTML Access Module had a dependency) with "named role values"; this
is a topic which needs to be discussed by the PFWG (support for CURIEs
now or in a future version, as was done with support for CURIEs in the 
ARIA suite).

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         Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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