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Further example of application/remote applications

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:32:53 -0700
Message-ID: <4E80E175.2080505@jumis.com>
To: Canvas <public-canvas-api@w3.org>
"The HTML5 'Broadway' backend allows rendering GTK applications in 
HTML5-capable browsers. That means that you can run Gedit, GIMP and 
other applications in a web browser (both local and remotely)."

I've repeatedly pointed out remote applications, as well as 
cross-compiled applications, as an important use case to understand when 
considering enhancements to the accessibility story of Canvas 2d.

Tightly integrated UIs such as GTK can be adapted to use standard HTML 
components. Custom widgets and low-level UI components however, are 
likely more easy to port to Canvas 2d, given similar APIs.

Regardless, this is another good example of Desktop applications running 
in the web browser.

I urge vendors to re-consider their commitment to Canvas accessibility 
and to expose sufficient interfaces for authors to create accessible 
widgets with the Canvas tag and ARIA semantics in the Canvas subtree.

Received on Monday, 26 September 2011 20:33:25 UTC

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