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

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 09:55:23 -0500
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <20110122145523.GN4483@sonata.rednote.net>
Hi, Steve:

Yes, we could have, and perhaps should have discussed this on Thursday's
call. But, as I recall, we didn't get as far as ARIA Mappings in the
Subteam reports before the call ran out of time.

And, we didn't bring it up on the ARIA mappings call Tuesday because the
ARIA CR had yet to be announced.

So, I think you should plan to add this to the agenda for ARIA mappings
Tuesday.

Janina

Steven Faulkner writes:
> 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

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