RE: Testing suggestion: MSAA support

I agree that the two groups should work together so that the end result would be a set of tests that support the accessibility requirements of the HTML5 specification.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Laura Carlson
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:15 PM
To:; Martin Kliehm; Charles McCathieNevile
Cc: HTML WG; W3C WAI Protocols & Formats
Subject: Re: Testing suggestion: MSAA support

Martin Kliehm wrote on the HTML5 testsuite list [1] :

> I'd like to suggest to include testing for the respective
> accessibility  APIs. So vendors should make sure that all new HTML5
> elements and  attributes have a proper representation in MSAA,
> IAccessible2, in Cocoa  etc., much like the ARIA attributes already
> do.

Good suggestion Martin.

Also regarding accessibility testing, at one time Chaals was going to
make some table-headers test cases [2] for ISSUE-20 which is now Bug
7260 "Create testsuite for table headers association" [3].

Should there some type of coordination between the HTML Accessibility
Task Force and the Testing Task Force?

Best Regards,



Laura L. Carlson

Received on Thursday, 22 October 2009 20:03:26 UTC