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Re: Integration of HTM

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:35:38 -0600
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF448BD344.D7FECA8D-ON862576C0.0056F553-862576C0.005B273B@us.ibm.com>


The group has heard your comments. We don't agree with you. I am not going
to have another email discussion dragged into the weeds like what has
happened on summary. I think we have had adequate discussion on the topic
and this will be part of the proposal we go forward with.

We have agreement from Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and Mozilla and we are
working on an implementation.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist

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                                       Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>,   
             02/03/2010 07:49          "public-html@w3.org"                
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                                       Re: Integration of HTM              

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


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.

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