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Review Request for CSS Text Level 3 [css-text-3]

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2020 01:44:11 -0400
To: public-apa@w3.org
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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Hi APA Working Group,

CSS WG requests Accessibility review of CSS Text Module Level 3
   https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-3/

This CSS module defines properties for text manipulation and specifies their 
processing model. It covers line breaking, justification and alignment, white 
space handling, and text transformation. By improving internationalization and 
controls for typography, CSS Text Level 3 reduces the incentive for 
design-conscious authors to serve text as images.

This specification is in the “almost CR” stage of development, so we expect it 
to transition, in more or less its current form, after completing horizontal 
review.

Please raise any issues in the csswg GitHub repo:
    https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues
and let us know when you have completed your review.

= FAST Checklist =

Because the spec defines how text is rendered, but doesn't itself provide any 
text, I wasn't able to check off boxes in the FAST checklist the way it 
expects them. Here's responses per section in sentence form:

If technology allows visual rendering of content:
* Non-visual rendering, resizing of content, pointers, cursors and color are 
all out of scope for this module.
* Text presentation attributes defined here can be used by authors or users; 
these interact via the cascade https://www.w3.org/TR/css-cascade/#cascading
* Text wrapping and its controls enable changing content, resizing, and other 
presentational shifts without losing readability. (Whether the result is 
actually readable, however, depends on author decisions and higher-level layout.)
* Does not enable blinking or flashing.
* No facilities for reordering content.

If technology provides author control over color:
No control over color.

If technology provides features to accept user input:
No features to accept user input.

If technology provides user interaction features:
No user interaction features.

If technology defines document semantics:
Does not define document structure or semantics.

If technology provides time-based visual media:
No time-based visual media.

If technology provides audio:
Does not provide audio.

If technology allows time limits:
No time limits.

If technology allows text content:
This module is not about whether to present text, but how to present text when 
you do, so non-text alternatives are out of scope.

If technology creates objects that don't have an inherent text representation:
Doesn't create objects that aren't text.

If technology provides content fallback mechanisms, whether text or other formats:
No fallback mechanisms.

If technology provides visual graphics:
No graphics.

If technology provides internationalization support:
Afaict, no limitations here.

If technology defines accessible alternative features:
N/A

If technology provides content directly for end-users:
I don't think this section applies...

If technology defines an API:
No APIs defined.

If technology defines a transmission protocol:
No transmission protocols defined.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 05:44:27 UTC

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