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Re: Finding agreement on common purpose

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:11:05 +0000
To: "tink@tink.uk" <tink@tink.uk>, Joshue O Connor - InterAccess <josh@interaccess.ie>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A1A0BD7F-BE87-48D0-A51C-1D1E22197969@nomensa.com>
Léonie Watson wrote:
> If the intent is for authors to use one (or more) of the tokens defined in HTML, the phrase "maps to" might be misleading.
I think it is being used appropriately, as they may not be exactly the same even if the title & descriptor are identical.

For example, the purpose (from WCAG) would be for the user’s last name. However, the HTML autofill attribute is wider, for any last name. (At least that’s how I read it.)

If you are filling out an HR form with all your family’s details, the page should not mark-up other people’s last names with the attribute, at least for accessibility conformance purposes.



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