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Re: Web Browser Preferences and Internationalisation/Accessibility

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:20:04 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0270911191020v24d439c5oae5db40583c00260@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Nov 19, 2009, at 5:59 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>
>>> BTW: a whole discussion about the necessary OS/browser preferences for
>>> accessibility will need to be had and I assume it will likely be had
>>> in the accessibility task force.
>>>
>>> I raised it here since it's not just an accessibility but also an
>>> internationalisation issue.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Silvia.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> This does sound like a necessary and worthwhile discussion.
>>
>> However, I'm not sure this is the right place to have this discussion.
>> Or if the accessibility task force is either, since it's purpose is to
>> look at accessibility issues related to HTML/XHTML and the DOM, not
>> browser behavior.
>
> [...]
>
>> But mine is only an opinion. Perhaps the chairs can answer whether
>> this issue fits within the charter for this group.
>
> The "navigator" object is currently specified by HTML5, therefore
> public-html is the right place for Silvia's discussion at present. If the
> Working Group decides to split it into a separate HTML WG spec, then this
> will still be the right place. If the Working Group splits into a separate
> spec and hands it off to some other Working Group, then discussion can move
> to that venue.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>
>

With all due respect, Maciej, my concern wasn't based on whether the
object is included in HTML5, but whether coverage of the objects fits
within the parameters of this group's charter.

Sylvia can, of course, continue the discussion here related to this
item, but I think it's important that she and others realize that
discussions of this nature will be challenged--not because the context
of the discussion isn't important, but because it's out of scope for
our effort.

We are not a browser group.

Shelley
Received on Thursday, 19 November 2009 18:20:38 UTC

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