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RE: issues with global attribute "accesskey" as-is in HTML5

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 19:06:19 -0400
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>,Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E1OeFjJ-0006qF-1r@lisa.w3.org>
Paul, Gregory,

I support Gregory's initial response to your 
question where he noted that the HTML A11Y Task 
Force needs to review these requirements before 
they are filed as bug reports for the HTML WG.

For instance, based on initial review by Jeanne 
Spellman and myself of the requirements recently 
sent from PFWG -- and given that there's been 
development of additional guidance in this area 
in UAAG 2.0 during the time that PFWG was working 
on related issues -- there appears to be a need 
for re-synchronization on some user requirements 
and potential solutions. I believe it would be 
more appropriate and efficient for that 
resynchronization to happen in the HTML A11Y Task 
Force than in the HTML WG, and then to pass 
through a set of clarified and consensed feedback 
to the HTML WG as bug reports once we've confirmed the approaches.

- Judy

At 08:08 PM 7/26/2010 +0100, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>aloha, paul!
>i'll try and log the issues i outlined as soon as i get a chance to
>convert the review into bug reports, which i hope to have logged well
>in advance of the next TF meeting...
>i am going to file an additional bug "is @accesskey irretrievably broken
>as an attribute?", based on discussion on
>an issue which is closely tied to what i identified in my initial post
>as: "ISSUE 4. HTML5 hard-binds "Action" to accesskey key-press"
>which addresses the utility of the Access Module/Element's boolean
>attribute @activate, which provides for author control over whether
>the firing of an accesskey moves focus to or activates the element
>for which the accesskey has been defined, as well as the Access
>Module/Element's explicit stipulation:
>User agents MUST provide mechanisms for overriding the author setting
>with user-specified settings in order to ensure that the act of moving
>content focus does not cause the user agent to take any further action
>(as per Checkpoint 9.5 of UAAG 1.0)
>NB: proposed Access Element draft, which is applicable to XML-derived
>dialects and may or may not be applicable to HTML5, is located at: (obscenely
>long URI warning:
>BRAIN, n.  An apparatus with which we think we think.
>             -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
>        Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
>    Camera Obscura: 
>Oedipus' Online Complex: 
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