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Re: [widgets] [access] Naming Conflict: <access> Element

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:19:11 -0600
Message-ID: <499E131F.8060804@aptest.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, W3C HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
The access element in XHTML Access Module [1] is not a key navigation 
element - it is a method for defining an abstract mapping from events to 
event handlers[2].  One such event might be a key press.  The XHTML 
Access Module has been under development for ages, and that name was 
specifically chosen by the PFWG.  I personally would be loathe to 
attempt to change it at this point - in particular since it is 
specifically mentioned in the XHTML 2 Working Group charter [3].

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Drafts#xhtml-access
[2] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Drafts#xml-events2
[3] http://www.w3.org/2007/03/XHTML2-WG-charter

Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, WebApps WG and XHTML2 WG-
> There is a potential conflict between the <access> element defined in
> the Widgets 1.0: Packaging and Configuration specification [1] and the
> <access> element defined in the XHTML Access Module specification [2]
> (most recent draft also available [3]).
> It may be that both are never used in the same document; <widget:access>
> is intended for use in a configuration document, while <access:access>
> is intended for (X)HTML/SVG documents.  However, both elements are
> rather loosely named, and not immediately clear in intent.
> I propose that both specs change the name of their element.  A better
> name for Widgets might be <securityModel> or something, and for the
> Access spec, a better name might be <keyNav>.
> Thoughts?
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets/#the-access-element
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-access/#sec_3.1.
> [3] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-xhtml-access-20081023/
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs

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