[webkit-efl] Support for WAI-ARIA standard.

Kenneth Rohde Christiansen kenneth.christiansen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 14:38:32 PDT 2012

Another pro is that it is quite well tested by GNOME and I think the
GTK guys made it already work with WebKit2.

We already depend quite heavily on glib and similar libraries and I
think that is fine, let's just not start depending on GTK+ :-)

Can you list all dependencies? Just glib (with gobject)?

Is this work going to be for WebKit2/EFL?

How important is this work? Is it for phone accessibility, TV? If for
the latter you should consider spatial navigation as well.


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Krzysztof Czech <k.czech at samsung.com> wrote:
> Dear EFL folks,
> We are planning to add support for WAI-ARIA standard in WebKit EFL port.
> At the beginning we'd like to have all layout tests related to WAI-ARIA to
> be passed.
> We consider usage of Accessible Toolkit (ATK) library. ATK describes sets of
> independent
> interfaces that can be adopted by application's widgets to be accessible.
> What are pros and cons of such a solution.
> Pros:
> - ATK is a toolkit independent API.
> Cons:
> - ATK is implemented using the Glib GType and Glib interface system which
> further means it heavily relies on it.
> - EFL doesn't support ATK (but it's not required by WAI-ARIA)
> Here is a link to the master bug related to this topic:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98895
> I'm looking forward of hearing opinions about this idea.
> Regards
> Krzysztof Czech
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Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Senior Engineer, WebKit, Qt, EFL
Phone  +45 4093 0598 / E-mail kenneth at webkit.org


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