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Re: Agenda Request: SVG WG Review of XHTML Access Module

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 04:43:00 -0700
Message-ID: <486F5E44.7020009@w3.org>
To: W3C SVG Public Working Group <public-svg-wg@w3.org>

Hi, SVG-

I had a few more thoughts on the XHTML Access Module [1] ...

* just as a reminder, we discussed that it doesn't seem intuitive that 
the targetrole and targetid lists are unordered, but rely solely on 
document order.  For SVG in particular, document order is of a different 
nature than in XHTML; it determines the stacking order, not the 
sequential order.  A way for the author to control the tabbing order, 
such as another optional attribute, would be useful, like: attribute 
'order' = "document* | list", where "list" sets the tabbing order to a 
strict sequence determined by the order of the values in targetrole and 

* "The element defined in this specification MAY be incorporated into 
the namespace of the host language, or it MAY remain in the XHTML 
namespace."  Just as a note, this is a critical statement in the Host 
Language Conformance section, in order for SVG to effectively use this 
specification; we intend to incorporate it directly into our language. 
Please keep this section intact, and use the same or similar wording in 
all such specifications intended for possible integration with a host 

* "Finally, XHTML Access requires the availability of the XHTML Role 
Attribute Module ... and of the Core Attribute Collection as defined in 
XHTML Modularization."  This is a problem, since the Core Attribute 
Collection [2] lists:
  xml:space ("default"* | "preserve"), class (NMTOKENS), id (ID), title 

SVG doesn't have a 'title' attribute, and in fact, that is a less 
accessible option than what SVG does have, which is the <title> element.

* Please provide a Relax-NG schema.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xhtml-access-20080526/

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
Received on Saturday, 5 July 2008 11:43:36 UTC

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