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Re: Incorporating Flash into a Website

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 02:32:42 +0100
Message-ID: <452AF83A.2070205@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

> David, can you clarify where this requirement is spelled out?  In many
> cases it doesn't make sense - if I use javascript to modify the DOM, I'm
> not modifying the HTML that has the validation linkage, I'm modifying
> the browsers interpretation initial interpretation of that HTML.  

Coming in a bit late on this, but purely from a conceptual point of view 
(leaving aside the specific case of flash and the current need to 
actually break validation one way or another to get it to work in most 
browsers): are you suggesting that once the HTML is loaded into the 
browser, it's ok to make any sorts of DOM modifications (taking it to 
the extreme, even to the point where the DOM effectively doesn't carry a 
recongisable HTML document anymore)? Considering that recent assistive 
technology doesn't just refer to the HTML that was originally loaded 
(before modification), but to the "live" DOM itself, this could lead 
down a dangerous slope...

Patrick H. Lauke
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