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XHTML Access Module

From: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@bluemars.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 22:28:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4787DF88.1060901@bluemars.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

I'm delighted that the XHTML Access Module will fix gaps and extend 
XHTML Roles and WAI ARIA.

But the abstract and introduction is unclear about the actual purpose of 
the module. "[It] enables a more robust accessibility model than is 
presently possible" is a little vague, and "[t]his document contains a 
single module designed to be used to help make XHTML-family markup 
languages more effective at supporting the needs of the Accessibility 
Community" is a little bumpy to read. As with any W3C specification I 
would encourage you to write more readable and to the point.

Because of that I didn't get where the access element would belong, in 
the head or the body of a document. Also it was unclear whether it is 
intended to be used like a label element, a link element, or if it will 
replace skip links.

Otherwise I don't see the rationale for the "activate" attribute, and 
why the DTD comes in two packages instead of one. Why do I have to 
implement the qname module and then the access module - I would expect 
that implementing one access module would be sufficient while that 
module takes care of including any other dependent modules?

I have blogged how I understood the intention of the new working draft 
and I hope this helps to create a less ambiguous document.[1]

Thanks for your good work.
   Martin

[1] http://learningtheworld.eu/2008/xhtml-access-module/
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