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[Bug 14419] when canvas isn't supported, or for blind users, the canvas element's content should be displayed, so excluding input types like text and select is discriminatory

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Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 03:11:02 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14419

--- Comment #5 from James Salsman <jsalsman@gmail.com> 2011-10-11 03:11:00 UTC ---
Why do people think this has anything to do with reimplementing forms with
canvas?

The issue here is that sometimes a canvas will be unavailable or unusable, and
in that case, why would you want to forbid a form asking for an email address
or selecting from a list?

I agree that implementing forms with canvas is a bad idea, but removing
legitimate functions that would help the blind and people on text mode browsers
is not going to do a thing to make that less likely.

This is like building a fence around the tractor shed to keep the cows in the
barn.

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