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Re: Integration of HTM

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:30:24 +0200
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4E1C17A1-B84C-425C-ACB0-41105E67C6DB@iki.fi>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
On Feb 3, 2010, at 23:53, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:

> As we discussed, the use of media query of alternative content I am working to pull over a standard set of attributes from the IMS Access For All specification. It was suggested that we preface these with an aria-, however these are not part of the aria specification and preceding these with an aria- dash would not give credit to the IMS Access For All effort. 
> I raised the suggestion that these be preceded with afa- but we agreed this would require agreement from the working group. 

I'm rather shocked to see that failing to give credit to a particular group is being put forward as a reason to make the naming of identifiers in the Web platform less consistent by theme.

Surely the identifiers of the Web platform should be chosen so that the platform as a whole is as coherent (subject to legacy incoherence) to authors and not to give credit to anyone in particular.

As for the accessible DOM subtree in canvas, I think it'll be challenging enough to get authors to provide the subtree at all and to keep it in sync with the canvas rendering that complicating things by adding multiple alternative subtrees isn't helpful. Multiple DOM alternatives strike me as over-engineering. Furthermore, if multiple DOM alternatives were essential, surely they should be supported in more places in HTML than just as children of <canvas>.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 5 February 2010 15:31:04 UTC

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