Re: Use of ARIA to satisfy 'Identify common purpose' SC

Yep, that is what I am saying. Put off these two SCs, redo SC to address
the user need, and point to a spec designed to do just that, when that is

On Feb 21, 2018 2:59 AM, "Alastair Campbell" <> wrote:

Katie wrote:
> HTML already has autocomplete, and its growing support, for  assisting all
users in filling out common form fields. That is a very important - but
different issue.

It is a sub-set of the user-need / requirement. Programmatic identification
of purpose is the mechanism, and autocomplete fulfills a small set of the
possible purposes.

Would it be better if we could rely on the personalisation spec and just
point to that? I think so, but it isn’t ahead of WCAG 2.1 enough for that.

>  This is a problem the W3C needs to find a solution to overall.
Personalization is the same issue-ish but is more discrete, in that the
solution needs to provide the 'right' functionality for a given USER.

The W3C way (these days) appears to be “standardise after implementation”,
so the process should be:
- Work in a community group to start the spec.
- Get implementors on board so there are two interoprable implementations
(on the UA side).
- Standardise the spec.
- *Then* WCAG could point to it.

Without the personalisation semantics spec being at least in CR before WCAG
2.1, it isn’t an option, so we need a more widely supported mechanism. Or
put it off to the next version.



Received on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:31:55 UTC