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Re: change proposal - Provide a method for canvas subtree to be hidden from all users

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:55:06 -0700
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <5A51CA82-9EC0-43D7-A355-67C96CC88F9E@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Mar 17, 2010, at 5:51 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Mar 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> The question is really whether the use case of accessible content
>> outside the canvas is common enough to specifically serve with a
>> shortcut.
> Not just accessible content outside the canvas, but accessible content
> outside the canvas that represents static content that is generated  
> with
> the page, and not fetched separate from the page. Most uses of  
> canvas I've
> seen for graphs, including all those I've written, get the data  
> after the
> page is loaded, and would have to generate the table just like they
> generate the graph.

Well even in that case you are saved one line of script to  
conditionally clear the canvas fallback. In addition, the alternate  
form of the data could be behind a link, in which case whatever is  
found on the same page as canvas is purely static.

Received on Thursday, 18 March 2010 00:55:40 UTC

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