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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 04:18:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14419

--- Comment #6 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2011-10-11 04:18:33 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> 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?

A canvas can't be "unavailable".  When a canvas is unusable, the fallback
content is meant to represent the same thing as the canvas.  How is a text
input in the fallback supposed to represent anything on the canvas other than a
canvas-implemented text input?

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