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blog post by ann van kesteren: My Formal Objection to WAI-ARIA

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:21:44 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimxNj_zch2T5L2BGd7BEiN+ac_F589+JXnNmeDO@mail.gmail.com>
To: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
http://annevankesteren.nl/2011/01/wai-aria-objection

the post makes reference to a document WAI-ARIA Lexical
Processing<http://www.w3.org/2011/01/aria-lexical-processing>in which
it states

HTML ISSUE-129 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/129> addresses ARIA
integration in HTML 5. The Protocols and Formats Working Group will pursue
the following steps to clarify lexical processing of WAI-ARIA in HTML 5 as
part of this issue:

   - Provide a definition for the role attribute, since one is not defined
   by WAI-ARIA. This should be a global
attribute<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/elements.html#global-attributes>.

   - Define in Annotations for assistive technology products
(ARIA)<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/content-models.html#annotations-for-assistive-technology-products-aria>that
the states and properties are formally HTML attributes, in addition to
   simply providing mapping information.
   - Expand the same section to describe rules for lexical processing of
   WAI-ARIA attributes.
   - Define lexical processing rules for embedded content, such as SVG, as
   well as rules for WAI-ARIA used in such content"

be great if this was brought to the attention of the html wg accessibility
taskforce ariasmmapping team.

-- 
with regards
stevef
Received on Saturday, 22 January 2011 14:22:37 UTC

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