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Re: HTML Chairs Solicit Proposals for ISSUE-85 - ARIA anchor-roles

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:36:34 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1001211636r4f6644b1m4b782bbb7cbba10b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On 1/21/10, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2010, at 10:58 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>>> I agree that the current spec draft [3] doesn't make sense and is
>>> restricting the allowed roles too much. I have some ideas, but I
>>> remember that Steve has created a matrix of roles in a Google doc,
>>> didn't he?
>> Yes, I think it is at:
>> http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AlVP5_A996c5dG9RSE9GMy1JaVlBQ2dIWDliczJHckE&hl=en
>> Steve, is this the latest?
>>> I can contribute to such a document.
>> That would be great.
>>> The question to me is: is restriction and overriding with "strong native
>>> semantics" the right approach?
>>> Do we need such a table/matrix at all?
>>> Shouldn't we trust that the author knows what he does?
>> [snip]
>>> if we need a restriction, is the HTML5 spec the right place?
>> All good questions for the task force to contemplate and discuss. I
>> have a related question that I will send out shortly.
> The Task Force can certainly consider these broader questions, however, I
> will note that they are beyond the scope of this particular issue, which is
> only about roles on the <a> element. It may be easier to deliver a timely
> Change Proposal by focusing on that specific case instead of the big
> picture.

Maciej is right, Martin. ISSUE-35 the big picture Issue for defining
processing requirements for ARIA states and properties was CLOSED
January 4, 2010.

So that leaves us with just one ARIA issue that is OPEN. It is Issue 85.

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 22 January 2010 00:37:09 UTC

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