IRC log of html-a11y on 2014-02-24

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Zakim, this will be 2119
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Meeting: HTML Accessibility Task Force Teleconference
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Date: 24 February 2014
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zakim, clear agenda
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agenda cleared
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Meeting: Canvas Accessibility Sub-Group Teleconference
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scribe: MarkS
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Chair: MarkS
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agenda+ Document required steps and estimated timeline for each of the 4 options for moving forward
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agenda+ Begin discussions on bringing Hit Regions into L1 spec
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agenda+ Possible Testing and/or Coordination meeting at HTML WG F2F April 7-9
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agenda+ Next Meeting
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+ +1.617.319.aaaa
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zakim, aaaa is MarkS
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+MarkS; got it
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zakim, ??P2 is Janina
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+Janina; got it
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zakim, microsoft has me
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+jaymunro; got it
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zakim, agenda?
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I see 4 items remaining on the agenda:
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1. Document required steps and estimated timeline for each of the 4 options for moving forward [from MarkS]
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2. Begin discussions on bringing Hit Regions into L1 spec [from MarkS]
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3. Possible Testing and/or Coordination meeting at HTML WG F2F April 7-9 [from MarkS]
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4. Next Meeting [from MarkS]
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zakim, take up next item
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agendum 1. "Document required steps and estimated timeline for each of the 4 options for moving forward" taken up [from MarkS]
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RC: I submitted my changes last week, but there was a memory leak, so the changes were reverted.
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...I hope to get it back in tomorrow
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MS: It would be great if you could email around a private build with a demo file so we can evaluate the solution
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RC: there is no visual indicator, its only when you focus on the fallback elements
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PLH: You implemented the Hit Region API that was in Canvas earlier
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RC: I small subset
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RC: I want to know if ?? is necessary
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RS: If you go with Hit Regions, on mobile, if you put your finger over it, you would be able to hear it talk. If you don't have Hit Testing in there, it won't be able to do that
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RC: Is that absolutely necessary for this version
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RS: It makes it easier to do testing, but I don't think its critical. You want to give it a location at the very least.
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RC: The hit testing part won't be brought into Level 1
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RS: Do you think this is a good interim step for the WHAT WG?
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zakim, what is the code?
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the conference code is 2119 (tel:+1.617.761.6200, paulc_
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RC: I need to know if this solution is good enough for accessibility
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23:11:50 [paulc_]
zakim, [Microsoft.a] is me
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+paulc_; got it
23:12:10 [MarkS] give it a dictionary, specify the fallback elements, and give it an ID. There is a removeHitRegion that removes the region from the canvas
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RS: I think its good enough, if you have the ability to draw the ring with drawFocus and use Hit Regions to specify the location
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MS: I'd like to see implementations and tests before I can confirm
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RS: Can we get this in chrome like that?
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RC: We're not inventing something new.
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RS: We need to have two implementations. Not sure when Microsoft can get to this. I think we need to make sure Dominic is on the same page, that we need these two functions.
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RS: Send a note to dominic, get confirmation that he likes this approach. Then we can start working on our spec. We will be able to stay in sync that way.
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MS: Would be great if Rich could email Dominic, and CC me on it.
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RS: So we will be adding part of Hit RegionsRC:
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RC: Hit Regions will take an optional ID and an element
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PLH: Another thing to do is to edit the spec to bring it up to date with this thinking
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JM: If you can identify from a previous Version or the Nightly, just highlight what needs to go back in there, I can make it fit.
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RC: dFIN stays in, but we get rid of step 3
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PLH: so we are adding back addHitRegion and removeHitRegion
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RC: yes, part of it won't be implemented
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PLH: Which part won't be implemented
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RC: only control and ID are implemented
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JM: So we are going to put in addHiRegion(ID,control)
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...what about hit regions can be used fro a variety of purposes
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RC: We have to make sure we are compatible moving forward
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present+ JatinderMann
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RC: Would it be OK if we put the entire thing in there for now and then mark parts of it at Risk?
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PLH: I was thinking of this
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RC: i would prefer if you copy everything for now, with certain parts at risk
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JMann: seems like everyone wants to get this into L1
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...wonder if its possible to get Hit Regions into L1 and in the case that implementers can't get it implemented in time we can fall back to a 1.1
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JMann: I think we should reach out to Chrome and Firefox to get a commitment and a date. Then we would need to follow up with Paul and the HTML WG to get a date for getting this work done.
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PC: You might get different answers from the TF and the WG.
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JMann: Would be great to find out if this is weeks or months.
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PC: you won't get a ruling from the chairs on what the schedule is.
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...Should collect all the data you can, then go back to the TF with that info and they can choose the path they want to take and then get that back to the WG.
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JS: I agree with Paul. 6 months is not going to cut it. We need to get a better estimate from implementers.
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JMann: I don't think we should dump all of hit regions, just the minimal part that we know we can deliver
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JS: I agree with that as well.
23:29:49 [MarkS] makes it less clear what we want to do with 1.0
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JMann: Its not "at risk" some of these things just aren't going to happen, like Path
23:31:42 [MarkS] the goal to have them implement the entire Path object?
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RC: I think its already in Chrome
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JS: So, we want time to think Path and other "at-risk" things through. Those are still an open discussion.
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...If FF and Chrome implement those, then great
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PC: So I hear that you want to ask Mozilla and Chrome what they plan on implementing, and then map those against the a11y requirements and if that passes the bar, that is what you want to put into the proposed LC document.
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...instead of asking Jay or Jatinder, maybe we should be committing all of our resources to find out what they are going to implement. If they disagree on some parts, this team might need to compromise on those.
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...then only bring the minimal subset of that back into L1
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Need to talk to Dominic and Alexander Surkov
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JMann: might be good to have a convo off the list to get their feedback
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zakim, close item 1
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agendum 1, Document required steps and estimated timeline for each of the 4 options for moving forward, closed
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I see 2 items remaining on the agenda; the next one is
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2. Begin discussions on bringing Hit Regions into L1 spec [from MarkS]
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zakim, close item 2
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agendum 2, Begin discussions on bringing Hit Regions into L1 spec, closed
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I see 1 item remaining on the agenda:
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3. Possible Testing and/or Coordination meeting at HTML WG F2F April 7-9 [from MarkS]
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zakim, take up item 3
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agendum 3. "Possible Testing and/or Coordination meeting at HTML WG F2F April 7-9" taken up [from MarkS]
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JS: Hopefully by then we will have more progress. might be a good opportunity to get some testing done?
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JMann: I will most likely be there
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JM: I'm just waiting to see if my travel gets approved
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RS: I will be out of of the country
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RC: I will ask
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JS: we could possibly grab dominic as well
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zakim, take up next item
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I do not see any more non-closed or non-skipped agenda items, MarkS
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Attendees were +1.617.319.aaaa, MarkS, Rich_Schwerdtfeger, Janina, cabanier, Plh, jaymunro, [Microsoft], paulc_
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