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This page is a table to organizing reviews of the HTML specification. Currently under review is the 25 May 2011 public Last Call Working Draft. The first column is a "short name" for the set of document sections under review and a link to a wiki page to store the reviews. The second column contains links to the section(s) of the HTML document. The third column is the people assigned to do the review, and the fourth column is any notes. For the review, please review everything under the heading referenced including sub-headings, but not sibling headings (additional pointers to siblings are provided if needed).

Entire spec review in one page

Spec Review Assignments

Review(s) Section(s) Assignee(s) Done Note(s)

Structure

Common infrastructure

Cynthia to get Microsoft review

Need reviewers from Apple (James Craig, Eric Carlson to contact), Opera (Charles McCathieNevile), Mozilla (David Bolter) - Janina to contact last two

Simon Harper

James Craig

Greg Lowney

Summary: 2.2.3 Extensibility

Bug 13430 - 2.2.3 Extensibility http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_Bug.cgi?id=13430


2.8.2.3 HTMLFormControlsCollection

Bug 13412 - Editorial change to 2.8.2.3 HTMLFormControlsCollection http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_Bug.cgi?id=13412

Globals

Elements

Content models

ask Gregory - no contact yet

Simon Harper

Joshue O Connor

Greg Lowney

Gez - unable to review

ARIA

WAI-ARIA

ARIA sub-team; action items relate to this

Joseph Scheuhammer

Insert

Dynamic markup insertion

Other?

Cynthia

Head

Document metadata

John Foliot

Katie Haritos-Shea

Script

Scripting

Lynn Holdsworth

if this is just script binding, probably don't need review, but if it's features we do

Block

Grouping content

The hidden attribute

Katie Haritos-Shea

Liddy Nevile?

Léonie Watson

Léonie: 2 bugs filed

Inline

Text-level semantics

Edits

Other?

Léonie Watson

Léonie: no comments

Image

The img element

Text alternatives sub-group

Bruce Bailey

Embeds

The iframe element

The embed element

The object element

The param element

Rich Schwerdtfeger

Changes to iframe part needs close review

Gez unable to review

Media

The video element

The audio element

The source element

The track element

Media elements

Media sub-group

Janina Sajka

Geoff Freed?

Marku Hakkinen (UAAG) will review

John Foliot

Canvas

The canvas element

Canvas sub-group

John Foliot

Mainly binding for canvas defined externally

Note HTML 5 / WhatWG versions forked because of disagreement over edits in Canvas2D spec

Rich notes this review is pointless while the engineering holes under current work remain

Image Maps

The map element

The area element

Image maps

Steve Faulkner

Other?

Michael Cooper

Math

MathML

Neil Soiffer?

John Foliot to get colleague review

Need UA vendors to review the implementation issues

John Gardner

John: I have looked over the specs and also asked Courtney Christensen, a ViewPlus expert on SVG and MathML to check them as well. We both note that there is nothing about accessibility in these two specs. There are a few things that should be specified, although perhaps not in these two sections. Until these are specified it will be impossible to make math and graphics uniformly accessible across all platforms, user agents, and screen readers. There may be implementation issues, also check the parsing section for issues e.g., with annotationXML

SVG

SVG

Charles McCathieNevile?

Cynthia to find someone from Microsoft

Matt May

Tables

Tabular data

Lynn Holdsworth

Joshue O Connor

Yeliz Yesilada

Bruce Bailey

Simon Harper

Josh: Added initial feedback regarding @summary in HTML 5 and the examples given using <caption>, <details> and <figure>/<figcaption>. I didn't find several of the examples to be very accessible, or rather they could be improved by the simple addition of @summary. So I wrote feedback incorporating our desire to re-instate @summary as a full citizen of HTML 5.)

Forms

Forms

Joshue O Connor

Markku Hakkinen / UAWG

Cynthia Shelly

needs careful review

Bug submitted

Markku review possibly not completed before migration from UAWG wiki

Cynthia review: [1]

Details

The details element

The summary element

Steve Faulkner

Cynthia Shelly

Other?

Michael Cooper

Interactive Elements

The command element

The menu element

Commands

Pseudo-classes

Cynthia

need others, ideally from content producers like Oracle, SAP (stefan), Facebook (???)

James Nurthen

Greg Lowney

Links

Links

Others?

Michael Cooper

Landmarks

Common idioms without dedicated elements

Others?

Léonie Watson

Greg Lowney

Consider ARIA landmarks, WCAG techniques

Léonie: Strongly recommend review by at least one other person

User Agents

Loading Web pages

Kelly Ford / UAWG

Kelly: No issues found

Offline

Offline Web applications

Rich Schwerdtfeger

Mick Curran

subset of user agents but needs additonal review e.g., from Rich, Gregg, AT developers

Gregg Vanderheiden unable to review

Scripting

Web application APIs

Activation

Editing APIs

Cynthia to find Microsoft reviewer

Rich Schwerdtfeger to find IBM reviewer

Mike to ask Steve to review

Unknown relationship to AAPIs; need closer review

Gez unable to review

Josh to review

Biggest concern seems to be dynamic markup insertion i.e., document.write()

Focus

Activation

Focus

Assigning keyboard shortcuts

Charles McCathieNevile?

Judy Brewer

UAWG

Greg Lowney

Unknown relationship to AAPIs; need closer review

Editing

The contenteditable attribute

Spelling and grammar checking

Editing APIs

Microsoft?

Rich Schwerdtfeger

Léonie Watson

Greg Lowney

Andrew Kirkpatrick

Léonie: no comments.

Drag and Drop

Drag and drop

Everett Zufelt?

Mick Curran

Andrew Kirkpatrick

Lower priority, think we're ok with results of previous work

Gez Lemon unable to review

Syntax

The HTML syntax

The XHTML syntax

Cynthia to coordinate Microsoft review

Opera?

Apple?

Rich Schwerdtfeger to find IBM reviewer

Google?

Need an accessibility person at implementers to sit down with people who deal with this level to ferret out accessibility issues

Rendering

Rendering

UAWG

Microsoft?

Opera?

Apple?

Rich Schwerdtfeger to find IBM reviewer

Google?

Need an accessibility person at implementers to sit down with people who deal with this level to ferret out accessibility issues

Obsolete

Obsolete features

John Foliot

lightweight review that nothing has been slipped in here besides what we're already working on

Miscellaneous

Unattached

Reviews unattached to particular sections

Other Sources for Accessibility Review

Other reviews (to be merged in eventually):

  • UAWG review
  • Figcaption examples and refinement bug request
  • Other support letters on certain features
  • Bug(s?) on incorrect alt guidance