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(unknown charset) A11Y orthogonal to the HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines?

From: (unknown charset) Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 22:18:52 +0200
To: (unknown charset) Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110521221852025130.bfde1e4b@xn--mlform-iua.no>

you voted 'Abstain' on the 'HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring 

You used the justification 'This is orthogonal to what I work on'.

However, this does relate to ARIA. Example: for the grid role, ARIA 
says: [1]

Authors MUST ensure that elements with role gridcell are owned by 
elements with role row, which in turn are owned by an element with role 
rowgroup, grid or treegrid. 

And note, that if a (X)HTML document with a <table>, but without an 
explicit <tbody> element is served as both XHTML and HTML, then the 
XHTML document will not have any rowgroup element - <tbody>, whereas 
the HTML-served document will.

Any A11Y member should think about the same issue. Polyglot Markup also 
relates to A11Y.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/complete#grid
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:19:25 UTC

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