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From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:03:02 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxz-p7v_YztPNb=w+8-W+_972WQ1vHzvVgJahGtEvzu=LA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi Andrew,

   - re: At AA - good catch, yes, "purpose" is important here.

   - re: At AAA - I think that 'purpose' and 'function' are synonymous
   here, but agree that we should be consistent.

   - re: 3.3.5 to AA - we batted this around a bit, and I for one am open
   to alternative solutions. It felt clear to us that this was certainly in
   the 3.3.x realm, and whether it is a modification of 3.3.2 and 3.3.5, or
   some other similar editorial change to both of those SC, or introduce yet
   another new SC, we've left that open for now (at least, that was *my*

That said, we all feel we've made some serious headway here, and we hope
that the larger WG can rally behind this and get this into the Draft before
the August deadline.


On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>

> At AA
> Purpose of controls: In content implemented using mark-up languages,
> conventional controls can be programmatically determined. (AA)
> AWK: I think that you might mean "Purpose of controls: In content
> implemented using mark-up languages, *the purpose of *conventional
> controls can be programmatically determined. (AA)"
> At AAA
> we would like
> In content implemented using markup languages, the function and context
> information of controls and regions can be programmatically determined
> using a publicly available vocabulary.
> AWK: So do we need to define “purpose” in AA and “function” and “context
> information” for AAA? Why are these different?
> also
> Upgrade and change 3.3.5 to AA -  Context-sensitive hel
> <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2FTR%2FUNDERSTANDING-WCAG20%2Fminimize-error-context-help.html%23context-sensitivehelpdef&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd2cb3f0a1c64465a394408d4d0549d58%7Cfa7b1b5a7b34438794aed2c178decee1%7C0%7C0%7C636362509213230977&sdata=X5PQaBpBn5nEpyo4fvtjUhSb7P3rWjecT4rwpEqeRMQ%3D&reserved=0>p is
> available for non-conventional controls  (this would included having a
> explanation)
> AWK: This is a constrained version of 3.3.5, so I would think that we are
> keeping the AAA one and adding a similar but more tightly scoped one at AA.

John Foliot
Principal Accessibility Strategist
Deque Systems Inc.

Advancing the mission of digital accessibility and inclusion
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