[whatwg] Dynamic content accessibility in HTML today

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Sat Aug 12 03:48:49 PDT 2006

Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Aaron Leventhal wrote:
>> Firefox has support for making dynamic web applications with custom JS 
>> widgets accessible, via support for xhtml:role and aaa: properties. If 
>> anyone would be interested in taking a look, I would welcome feedback.
>    What Firefox is doing for DHTML accessibility has a very narrow use
> case. It applies to DHTML widgets, that are not bound to fallback markup
> using XBL

Without commenting (yet!) on the rest of this thread, I should just note 
that any argument that relies on the near-future widespread deployment 
of XBL is unconvincing. I would be extremely surprised if the entire XBL 
spec is easier to implement than some targeted extensions to HTML, 
therefore we shouldn't use it as a justification any more than any other 
unlikely to be implemented soon technology.

, where a proper CSS presentation for the users primary media
> is not available

This is almost always the case on the real web.

>    I don't see a significant difference between |role| and predefined
> values for |class|.

Oh and I'm allergic to predefined class values :)

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