IRC log of html-a11y on 2012-02-23

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Zakim, this will be 2119
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Meeting: HTML Accessibility Task Force Teleconference
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Date: 23 February 2012
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zakim, this is 2119
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ok, MichaelC; that matches WAI_PFWG(HTML TF)11:00AM
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zakim, who's on the phone?
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On the phone I see John_Foliot, ??P29, [IPcaller], Cooper (muted)
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zakim, ??P29 is Janina_Sajka
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zakim, IPcaller is Steve_Faulkner
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Meeting: HTML-A11Y Task Force Teleconference
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Chair: Janina_Sajka
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agenda+ Meetings on 1 & 8 March: Who's Available?
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agenda+ Subteam Reports: Canvas; ARIA Mapping; Text
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agenda+ Issue-203 Media Element Text Description
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agenda+ Issues30, -31, -204
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agenda+ F2F for the TF?
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agenda+ Other Business
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agenda+ Actions Review
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agenda+ Identify Scribe for the next TF teleconference
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agenda+ be done
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scribe: MichaelC
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zakim, next item
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+Janina_Sajka; got it
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+Steve_Faulkner; got it
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agendum 1. "Meetings on 1 & 8 March: Who's Available?" taken up [from janina]
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js: who's unavailable next week?
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John, Janina, Léonie at CSUN
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js: what about following week?
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zakim, IPcaller is Léonie_Watson
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+Léonie_Watson; got it
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Janina, Michael, Cynthia at PF FtF and / or SXSW
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jb: would like to schedule a fallback meeting time
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js: haven't succeeded in past at finding a time
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jf: hard to do meetings after start of working day Pacific
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RESOLUTION: Next meeting is 15 March 2012
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js: note some of us will have face to face opportunities at the upcoming locales and may have opportunity to get work done
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zakim, next item
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agendum 2. "Subteam Reports: Canvas; ARIA Mapping; Text" taken up [from janina]
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lw: Bug triage meeting once every other week to track new bugs
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most not accessibility
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but want input on a couple
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wanted to explore whether form controls that are disabled should be focusable or not
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HTML doesn't exclude disabled controls
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the bug requests that they be non-focusable
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cs: think most browsers remove them from tab order
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lw: bug filer goes into specifics of UA behaviour
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jf: if disabled should be non-focusable
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mc: checking spec, apparently via a double negative spec says disabled form controls are not focusable
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so bug is on what happens if you use tabindex
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js: benefit to landing on controls and knowing they're disabled, otoh benefit to not being bothered with them
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cs: propose correct behaviour would be not to focus disabled controls
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mc: even if tabindex set?
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cs: yes
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mc: ok, but would change meaning of tabindex in a limited circumstance
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cs: means "disabled" is a higher order bit than "tabindex"
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RESOLUTION: add a11ytf keyword to 16018
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lw: note bug triage sub-team is low on members
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only Léonie, Michael, Hans regularly participating
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cs: working on the spec
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table is more dynamic now so easier to use, since lots of columns
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some details being added
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-- Text
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jb: discussed meta name=generator and denial of reopen request
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thought the denial didn't address the main point
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and questions were on tangential aspects
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question of pursuing Formal Objection, something the text sub-team thought might be needed in next few weeks
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also looked at HTML-ISSUE-204
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aria-describedby vs longdesc
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have requested coordination discussion
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also looked at location of alt guidance change proposal
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is more of a TF item now
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need a way to keep discussion moving, given that meetings canceled next couple weeks
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and address questions already raised
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finally looked at figcaption
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ended up not filing a change proposal
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evidence for cutoff length wasn't as strong as expected
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still interested in this issue, may work in background and bring forward later
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so this is no longer on the urgent path
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Text sub-team also not meeting next week
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ack j
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jf: am in process of putting together a test suite for aria-describedby
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ack j
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focus on HTML-ISSUE-30 as well as HTML-ISSUE-204
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note your blog entry on aria-hidden useful
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I plan to do same for aria-describedby as I did for aria-hidden
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rs: why use aria-describedby in place of longdesc? it's a hack
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jb: think there's not understanding of the issues behind it
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rs: setting aria-hidden not necessarily hidden from AAPI
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ARIA UAIG permits not hiding it
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I have made the request to generate Judy
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want to address via new ARIA property down the road, not misuse the current version of ARIA
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jb: need to clarify some stuff
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<discussion of what to clarify where>
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cs, rs: have proposal to add aria-describedat in ARIA 1.1
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js: but that doesn't solve the immediate situation, so we still have to address
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jf: there are some contradictions that need to be clarified in ARIA
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and then state that the current HTML proposal doesn't meet the use case requirements
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-- Canvas
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rs: all change proposals are in
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one on caret and selection
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resubmitted an earlier one minus text-based line and focus ring
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because what's in spec now is fine
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frank submitted a proposal to use bounds of object for hit testing
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hasn't been reviewed
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would probably need some proposed ARIA 1.1 features to support
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cs: is this what we discussed last November?
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rs: he submitted one that we did discuss
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but also another one that uses caret and selection in script apis
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that we haven't examined
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there's a third change proposal that you shouldn't do rich text editing in canvas because it's too hard
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not sure what to do with that as a change proposal
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working on a presentation for SXSW that will demo this in three browsers
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when will change proposals be reviewed?
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js: it's started
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rs: due to travel over next month, will be hard to respond to counter-proposals
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js: hasn't come up yet, can request these things not be tossed our way too quickly
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ack j
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ack j
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cs: asks Rich to send concerns to Frank
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jb: CS can you help on that?
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cs: can't get response inside Microsoft before 29th
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<of March?>
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would be helpful to ask chairs to put this at end of queue
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<March company deadlines make hard to work on W3C stuff right now>
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jb: process guidance confusing and affecting our response times
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zakim, next item
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I see a speaker queue remaining and respectfully decline to close this agendum, MichaelC
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zakim, next item
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agendum 3. "Issue-203 Media Element Text Description" taken up [from janina]
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zakim, who's here?
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On the phone I see John_Foliot, Janina_Sajka, Steve_Faulkner, Cooper, Cynthia_Shelly, Léonie_Watson, Judy, Rich
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On IRC I see Judy, richardschwerdtfe, paulc, LeonieW, JF, Stevef, Zakim, RRSAgent, davidb, MichaelC, janina, [tm], MikeSmith, trackbot
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js: we don't have a whole
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bifurcation of the proposals is affecting our success
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understand why need to have breaking down of the problem
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but we're chasing details and not meeting the whole
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maybe not useful to pursue details
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jf: would like to request HTML-ISSUE-203 be put on hold until outstanding issues resolved
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js: chairs were happy to put processing on hold, but wanted a conditional proposal in by deadline
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but I'm not convinced the conditional proposal working in our faour
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cs: could we do a conditional proposal that outlines the various conditions we would support?
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jf: that's a
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js: decision tree
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jf: all the options we're bringing forward are in limbo
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don't know how to put together a change proposal
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maybe CS proposal not to close issue until dependencies resolved is the way to go
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cs: there was proposal to resolve using resolution to HTML-ISSUE-30
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but what happens if we're not happy with resolution to that?
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would be good to provide options
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js: an aria-describedat solution might work here also
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jf: but that doesn't exist yet
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and hard to substantiate a proposal with something that doesn't yet exist
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<related examples tossed around>
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so we're chasing our tails
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js: we're getting pushed into talking about Y when we need to talk about X
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cs: we had come to agreement on a conditional proposal that seemed to satisfy everyone
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we should write that, backing out might seem like bad faith
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jf: but don't know how to write it sensibly
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to many if-then-else in it
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but will take a try
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js: reminder we're past deadline, so need it by tomorrow
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jf: do we let it go then?
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jb: do proposal as a placeholder, we can refine later
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prefer not to drop this
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ack j
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WAI_PFWG(HTML TF)11:00AM has ended
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Attendees were John_Foliot, Cooper, Cynthia_Shelly, Janina_Sajka, Steve_Faulkner, Judy, Léonie_Watson, Rich
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate MichaelC
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