RE: working on the definitions for support personliazion

Token/name pairs could be used, but I’m confident we won’t be able to include equivalent names for various languages within the duration of the WCAG 2.1 development process. How would normative translations come into existence, and how would Web sites conform in languages for which there is no accepted translation? I think the problems associated with a normative list of (localized) names are very real, and I don’t know how they would be solved. Tokens are fine: they can be translated by an AT into something meaningful to the user, but having a dual requirement of being human readable and localized, and reliably identifiable by software, raises difficulties yet to be addressed in this discussion.

From: Alastair Campbell []
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 9:10 AM
To: White, Jason J <>; David MacDonald <>
Cc: lisa.seeman <>; W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org <>
Subject: Re: working on the definitions for support personliazion

From: Alastair Campbell
The problem is that the HTML5 list are tokens for attributes, not human readable names…

All the proposal states is that the name can be programmatically determined, so a browser extension or other assistive technology can simply maintain an HTML5 token to localized name hash table for this purpose, and look up the name from the token.

AC: Yes, but to overcome (mostly John’s) objection the items (names) need to be in a normative part of WCAG, e.g. the definition.

Do you think we can use token/name pairs? E.g.
Full name (‘name’), Prefix or title (‘honorific-prefix’), Etc.

And allow either value to be used?




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