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RE: SC 1.3.4 Another consideration?

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 23:53:59 +0000
To: Michael Gower <michael.gower@ca.ibm.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Hi Mike,

I think it might be ok, let's see if I've understood:

The crux of it seems to be that autocomplete does not apply to non-text inputs (e.g. select drop-downs), therefore can't be applied to select drop-downs or radio buttons which match the criteria?

Also, the second bullet is:
"The content is implemented using technologies with support for identifying the expected meaning for form input data."

I'd argue that the technology (HTML) doesn't support the "expected meaning" unless it is a text input (or in some way covered by the spec & supported by user agents).
This also speaks to the auto-fill benefit, rather than the personalisation benefit: It aligns with the first, not the second.

I would assume that the same token in a different attribute (e.g. aui-input) would be ok to fulfil the SC, which would be a longer term technique, but a rather complex solution at the moment (mixing autocomplete and aui-input).


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