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Re: aria-ACTION-2007: Rewrite proposal to take into account that an img with source svg has no children and also to address the required owned elements

From: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:38:41 -0500
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56A27731.1060303@alum.mit.edu>
On 2016-01-21 9:42 PM, James Craig wrote:
>> >On Jan 21, 2016, at 1:47 PM, Joseph Scheuhammer<clown@alum.mit.edu>  wrote:
>> >
>>> >>An image with external src SVG does have children. If your browser does not support them, that should be filed as a browser bug. See correct behavior in Safari/WebKit.
>> >
>> >There may be confusion here about what "children" means here. During the meeting, Fred said that an <img src="svg"> does not produce DOM children of the <img> element.
>> >
>> >To confirm, I tried the following with FF, Safari, and Chrome. and their respective DOM inspector tools. There is an <img> element in the DOM for each of the svg palm trees, but those <img> elements do not have DOM children.
> That's just a lacking feature in the dev tools. Here's the WebKit Inspector enhancement request.
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=121319

It's more than that.  The IDL for the img element does not provide for 
the DOM of the svg.  For example, accessing the children of the img 
element returns a zero length array:  img.children.length == zero.  That 
result is not via the DOM inspector, but by running a script within the 

While a DOM inspector could implement a way to grab the referenced svg 
DOM, the img element IDL won't be any different than it is now. What is 
needed, as you suggested, is that the specification of the <img> element 
change, either by allowing children, or providing access analogous to 
that given by the <iframe> (iframe's contentDocument property or its 
getSVGDocument() method).

But, as of today, there is no such API for img.

How can I see the behaviour that Safari/WebKit implements?  I've poked 
around in Safari's console and injected scripts to search for a property 
or method to get the svg DOM from an img element, but I'm not seeing 
anything.  I thought there might be a "webkit*" property, but there 
isn't.  Is WebKit's behaviour in this regard documented somewhere?

>> >http://tecfa.unige.ch/guides/svg/ex/html5/inkscape-import/html5-import-with-img.html
>> >
>> >Also, the HTML spec for the <img> elements states that it has an empty content model [1], making <img> a leaf node.
>> >
>> >[1]https://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-img-element
> I believe the HTML spec should be updated to call some images a "nested browsing context" like an iframe.


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