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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.
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/35

So that leaves us with just one ARIA issue that is OPEN. It is Issue 85.
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/85

Best Regards,
Laura

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

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