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Re: revert request for http://html5.org/r/6574

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 08:05:37 -0500
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-ID: <OF1301D888.16879993-ON86257921.0047E580-86257921.0047ECD4@us.ibm.com>

I support the revert.

Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group



From:	Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
To:	Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak
            <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>,
            HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force
            <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Cc:	Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
Date:	10/06/2011 06:08 AM
Subject:	revert request for http://html5.org/r/6574



The editor made changes in the conformance ARIA role conformance
requirements on 2011-09-23:

http://html5.org/r/6574

This change contradicts the HTML working group consensus decision:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0005.html


The  associated bug http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13291
simply states:

"it doesn't make sense for <button> to be exposed as a link or radio
button; it would just confuse users told to "click the button" "

no further rationale was provided for the change.

I therefore request a revert of the change.

--
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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