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Proposal: simple annotation semantics with aria-detailstype

From: Aaron Leventhal <aleventhal@google.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 14:26:06 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+1LECQD9DUtMAvpDLwh7dBFbXv+12SUeo9h89xinkAmn_-MmQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
People on the W3C call today weren't too sure about using the role on the
target of aria-details, in order to specify the type of annotation. Here's
an alternate proposal:

Use aria-details + optional aria-detailstype on the same element with one
of the following values:
assessing, classifying, commenting, describing (default), editing,
highlighting, identifying, linking, moderating, questioning, replying,
tagging
These values are imported from web annotations motivation vocabulary, but
ARIA can eventually add additional types such as "breakpoint" for web-based
code editors.

This is still very simple to implement in browsers, AAM's and AT's. It also
doesn't lead to an expansion of roles, and is more self-describing than
using the role, which probably seems like ARIA black magic that only a few
would know about.

Do people like it?

Aaron
Received on Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:26:40 UTC

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