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Re: Deploying (accessible) XForms today?

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 11:21:31 -0700
Message-ID: <445B97AB.2090908@orbeon.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org


I don't think that the fact that today's implementations do not meet 
accessibility requirements necessarily means they cannot. At least, I 
would like to see compelling arguments in that direction, and clearer 
technical details about exactly what is lost (and shouldn't be lost) by 
going from XForms to XHTML.

IE is not supporting XForms anytime soon, and Ajax is here to stay, 
which makes this is a very important topic.

I think ignorance of the requirements for accessibility is a more 
important reason why most Ajax-based web applications maybe lack in 
accessibility. We are unfortunately as guilty as anyone here.


T.V Raman wrote:
>>From what I've seen coming out of some of the server side
> processors, I'm afraid your're correct 
> Allan Beaufour writes:
>  > 
>  > Since not everybody is using a browser with XForms capabilities, if
>  > you want to deploy XForms today, server-side transformations might be
>  > needed. But how about accessibility? I fear that you loose that then?
>  > 
>  > /me steps aside and hopes for some good answers from the server-side crowd :)
>  > 
>  > --
>  > ... Allan

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