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RE: Question on techniques for Identify Common Purpose

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:54:44 +0000
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>, Joshue O Connor - InterAccess <josh@interaccess.ie>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
CC: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
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From: Jonathan Avila [mailto:jon.avila@levelaccess.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:04 AM

If the div is an input that uses contentEditable or some other type of input control like a birthday chooser, etc. that falls as input and has a mapped purpose in autocomplete values of 5.2 then it would need to define the purpose - but the autocomplete attribute would not be appropriate.  I'd imagine you would need to define the purpose programmatically via techniques related to schema.org - otherwise if it is not be input then it would not fall under this SC at level aA.
[Jason] However, techniques related to the use of metadata to specify purpose using vocabulary mapped to HTML5 autocomplete tokens are not accessibility-supported yet. The user won't benefit, whereas they arguably will in some cases if the HTML autocomplete attribute is used on a standard form field. This may be enough to satisfy Candidate Recommendation exit criteria in connection with accessibility support, but it can hardly be regarded as a satisfactory situation either, as the benefit to the user (in so far as there is one) only accrues if HTML autocomplete is chosen as the implementation mechanism.


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