Re: WebKit release cycle and dependency request
- From: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
- To: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>
- Cc: "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: WebKit release cycle and dependency request
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:29:16 -0400
In the last few weeks we've started to look at formal accessibility
support for document navigation and manipulation. The first WebCore
patches have landed and we intend to provide AT-SPI accessibility for
the 2.24 release. This is partly in response to requests from the
community and Yelp developers.
So looking back at the previous discussion that happened on d-d-l,
accessibility seems to be the only important blocker. Do you have any
estimation of when this will be ready?
Accessibility-knowledgeable people: is it fine to not have ARIA
or is it a requirement?
For a first pass, if WebKit were to provide AT-SPI equivalent to Gecko
1.9 a11y sans ARIA support, I think it would be OK. But, I would like
to see plans and commitment to delivering ARIA at some point soon
thereafter. Another thing of great importance is to make sure WebKit
provided compelling keyboard support for interacting with the content.
This includes navigating the 'read only' content using normal means
(e.g., arrowing, page up/down, etc.) as well as text selection and
Thanks for asking, and thanks for your proactive interest in
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