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[Bug 24786] New: ACTION-64: Propose a non-normative note re the keyboard compat issue

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Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:23:32 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=24786

            Bug ID: 24786
           Summary: ACTION-64: Propose a non-normative note re the
                    keyboard compat issue
           Product: PointerEventsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Pointer Events specification
          Assignee: jrossi@microsoft.com
          Reporter: redux@splintered.co.uk
        QA Contact: public-pointer-events-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: public-pointer-events@w3.org

I'd propose adding this (admittedly wordy) NOTE to the introduction, right
after "An additional key goal is to enable multi-threaded user agents to handle
default touch actions, such as scrolling, without blocking on script
execution.", as a highlighted block:

Note:

While this specification defines a unified event model for multiple pointer
inputs, this model does not cover other forms of input such as keyboards or
keyboard-like interfaces (for instance a screenreader or similar assistive
technology running on a touchscreen-only device, which allows users sequential
navigation through focusable controls and elements). While user agents may
choose to also generate pointer events in response to these interfaces, this
scenario is not covered in this specification. Authors are encouraged, where
possible, to provide equivalent functionality for these forms of input by
including explicit keyboard event handling or responding to higher-level events
such as <code>focus</code>, <code>blur</code> and <code>click</code>. See WCAG
2.0 Guideline 2.1 for further details [link to
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#keyboard-operation]

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