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Re: Dealy in "Common Purposes"

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:25:03 -0500
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDZQ1Vx+brmDi5rXObf14UkxwfwKL2LoD1bfd4b61fshFA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Gregg Vanderheiden GPII <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>, "Abma, J.D. (Jake)" <Jake.Abma@ing.nl>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Amihai Miron <amihai@user1st.com>
Hi Alastair

> With it focusing on HTML’s autofill attributes, there has been widespread
browser support for years

Yes absolutely... further in
 email I suggested that we consider limiting the SC to HTML.
​With each of Gregg's questions the only clear answer I was able to come up
with was HTML autofill.​ However, Léonie is making a good case against
referencing HTML directly and sticking with our list in the spec... I think
Lisa would rather also prefer our list instead of referencing HMTL 5.2 ...
so ...


I would like to see a more robust answer to Gregg's questions other than
implementations are in place and coming... so far I haven't seen an
explanation of how this will work, and the implementations I've seen seem
to be general personalization widgets rather than an implementation of a
set of form fields with a mapping functionality back to our common

Here are Gregg's questions:


 how are different languages and different taxonomies being handled?

how does the AT find the mapping of new terms back to the definitions in

   - how does AT know the format of the map?
   - it is machine readable?
   - how does the AT find that map?


Are you saying
 COGA attributes will all map back to our numbered list
​ in these mapping documents that sit in the AT? If there are currently no
implementations of this, is it reasonable to at least provide a step by
step description of how it will work once implemented.

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On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 4:41 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>

> *> *I share Gregg's concerns about the speculative nature of an SC that
> has no existing AT to make use of it
> Huh? With it focusing on HTML’s autofill attributes, there has been
> widespread browser support for years:
> https://caniuse.com/#search=autofil
> Lisa also posted about a couple user-agent side implementations of the
> meta-data aspects, and 5 sites that are or will be using the more extended
> set now.
> Microdata is also standardised, but we seem to have dropped the
> non-autofil purposes, so I’ll stop there.
> -Alastair
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