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Subject: Re: [office] XHTML 2 and ODF?
I am on the HTML working group developing XHTML2 and the ODF accessibility subteam. We are looking at taking some features from it and some from the Dynamic Web Accessibility work.
I was one of the engineers that developed the role attribute additon. It is not clear we need that at this time. Neither the XHTML 2 or the Dynamic Web Accessibility Specifications are at recommendation phase so we just can't pull in the features through namespaces. For the greatest value I believe the role value would be linked to a taxonomy covering drawings/diagrams. ... but we may find value for it in this or a later release of ODF. Is Notes something the TC was going to add to ODF and if so when?
Regarding XForms, ODF has very little support for XForms which is an integral part of XHTML 2. For example, ODF does not incorporate XForms controls.
We are looking at using the equivalent of a nextFocus attribute in drawings as well as general presentations to drive correct keyboard navigation. We are looking at pulling in the describedBy attribute defined for Dynamic Web Accessibility to address
long descriptions for drawing objects tied to captions defined in <text:sequence> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/adaptable/StatesAndProperties-20051106.html
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review Board
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.", Frost
"Bruce D'Arcus" <bruce.darcus@OpenDocument.us>
03/21/2006 01:30 PM