Re: Integration of HTM

On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 02:49:56 +0100, Ian Hickson <> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
>> We are calling it the accessible DOM for canvas. It starts and ends with
>> the <accessible></accessible> tags and it is not visually rendered.
> I really don't think this is a good idea, as explained in the following
> e-mails:
> I do not think it is necessary to have multiple inline alternatives for
> <canvas>, nor do I think it is necessary for widgets that represent the
> graphically-rendered widgets on a <canvas> to be marked up separately  
> from an inline alternative representation. The existing features of HTML
> already allow us to have multiple alternatives. Adding more features for
> this is IMHO a mistake.

I wholeheartedly agree. Making accessibility into something that only  
consultants can do correctly would be a huge step backwards.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Thursday, 4 February 2010 09:36:19 UTC