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html5 editor has a change of tack on ARIA conformance requirements in HTML5

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:26:57 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=xx5X6hdHwhK_cnDQVvLB_UivL-PpcFTDXFSS+@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, David Bolter <dbolter@mozilla.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

"It has been brought to my attention by some browser vendors that
browsers don't
actually implement accessibility API annotations exactly the way the ARIA
spec says to; instead, they have default mappings from HTML directly to the
accessibility APIs that they use unless an explicit role="" has been given.
So it might make sense to change this section so that it is nothing
but conformance
criteria for authors, removing the UA conformance criteria relating to ARIA
and platform AAPIs from the HTML spec altogether."

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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