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Re: Summary of HTML5 A11y testing in view of CR with *Action Items*

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:25:39 +0900
To: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
Cc: HTML A11Y TF Public <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <20130804102539.GC90101@sideshowbarker>
Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>, 2013-08-01 16:12 -0400:

> ### 3.2.5.2 Transparent content models
> We originally reported that most fallback content can be considered
> "transparent" as it inherits the context of its parent element.  The
> "re-mapping" of an element's content model must be properly conveyed in
> the DOM to insure that Assistive Technology (AT) can properly modify the
> element's behavior and provide the appropriate access to it. Mike Smith
> says that this is not an issue since its just about conformance (I'm
> assuming he means authors improperly nesting elements). *I do not think
> we should pursue this issue.*

I agree it would not be worth pursuing further. That entire section really
does relate only to document conformance, and yeah, it amounts to just
saying that authors should not improperly nest elements (specifically, not
create documents with non-phrasing elements inside an element that's a
child of phrasing element). The section states nothing that has any effect
on DOM behavior, nor does it state any requirements at all for user agents.

  --Mike

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