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Re: Horizontal review request: the HTML Standard Review Draft

From: Matthew Tylee Atkinson <matkinson@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 16:08:44 +0100
Cc: Xiaoqian Wu <xiaoqian@w3.org>, public-apa@w3.org
Message-Id: <438EE00E-DD41-4A9A-A51F-E41F74BBA09E@paciellogroup.com>
To: lw@tetralogical.com
Hi Léonie, Xiaoqian, all,

Thanks for your update, Léonie, and guidance on the PRs to review (via URL [0]) - those certainly sound like the ones to concentrate on. However I am thinking it seems like a good idea to consider all substantive (i.e. non-editorial and non-meta) changes within the date range, in case some changes introduced accessibility concerns inadvertently.

I’ve set up a workflow for checking all potentially-relevant changes, which has the following steps (I’ve semi-automated them with a few shell scripts that I’ll publish in a bit). The steps are:

1. Identify all commits in the date range, then filter out the editorial and meta commits, so only substantive commits are considered.

2. View each commit, in chronological order, and check if it's potentially accessibility-related, and review if so.

3. Make a note of the result for each commit (i.e. either it wasn’t related to accessibility, or it was and issues were filed). If I find any accessibility concerns I will use the bug-reporting and ‘heads up’ procedures that Xiaoqian described earlier in the thread.

4. Repeat from step 2.

In the date range between the HTML 5.2 CR and July review document there are 365 substantive (non-editorial, non-meta) commits. Though, as expected, most of the ones I’ve looked at so far are both small and don’t seem to have a direct bearing on accessibility.

I hope the findings from this review will both be of use and also help for the next one.

best regards,


[0] <https://github.com/whatwg/html/pulls?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+closed%3A%3E2017-08-08+closed%3A%3C2019-07-20+label%3Aaccessibility>
Matthew Tylee Atkinson
Senior Accessibility Engineer
The Paciello Group
A Vispero Company
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