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IE and support for exposing semantics of non-interactive HTML semantics

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:09:12 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=69kmDPmMh43suf=tYX8QtZF0Mq0OFNKw=ovDuKqJKRA@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Frank Olivier <Frank.Olivier@microsoft.com>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Hi Cynthia, Frank
(ccd public-pf list, but please reply to the HTML list as non PF members
cannot reply to public-pf list)

Can either of you give any clue as to if/when/how non interactive semantics
of HTML features will be able to be exposed via accessibility APIs used by

For example, we are currently discussing implementation of the <time>
element on a Firefox bug

It looks like we have consensus (there) to expose the element name as an
Ia2 object attribute role and the datetime attribute as an object attribute.

The semantics could also be expressed via ATK and AX, but there appears to
be no method to do so using MSAA + UIA Express, it would really be helpful
for accessibility layer interoperability if a method be provided that is
implemented in IE.


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