Bug#571121: yelp: using webkit breaks accessibility

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Feb 23 17:06:20 UTC 2010

Le mardi 23 février 2010 à 09:55 -0600, Kenny Hitt a écrit : 
> Although this bug is now marked normal, it is a critical bug
> for people like me who depend on accessibility.  Webkit doesn't provide
> the needed info for Orca.  I've checked with upstream, and they
> still use gecko do to the lack of support
> for accessibility in webkit.

The webkit package in Debian was supposed to have everything necessary
for a11y before we made the switch, and I really thought this was
settled now. If webkit is still not ready for Orca - and this is news to
me - this is a matter that will also affect epiphany. If you can provide
more information to the webkit maintainers and the Orca maintainer, that
would be appreciated. 

> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-accessibility-list/2010-February/msg00099.html
> It would be really bad for Debian to release experimental code that has not
> been released in a stable version.

Sorry, but the gecko backend is not in a releasable state. Building yelp
against gecko is an option we can certainly not afford in the current
state of affairs.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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