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re: bug Bug 11891 - add role attribute to list of global attributes and add definition for it (part of Issue 199)

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:53:59 -0600
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF5B645BA5.518163D9-ON86257992.00542D61-86257992.00575727@us.ibm.com>

Hi Steve,


I would suggest this:

The role attribute describes the role the current element plays in the
context of the document. The attribute takes as its value one or more
space-separated-tokens representing its role(s). The attribute describes
the role(s) the current element plays in the context of the document. This
can be used, for example, by applications and assistive technologies to
determine the purpose of an element. This could allow a user to make
informed decisions on which actions may be taken on an element and activate
the selected action in a device independent way. A valid-role-token is
defined by [WAI-ARIA].


Rich


Rich Schwerdtfeger



From:	Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
To:	HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>,
Cc:	Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, Cynthia Shelly
            <cyns@microsoft.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, "Michael
            (tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Janina
            Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date:	01/27/2012 04:55 AM
Subject:	re: bug Bug 11891 - add role attribute to list of global
            attributes and add definition for it (part of Issue 199)



Hi all,

I have started on some text for this bug
It is available as a google doc (if anybody has any issues with it in this
form please say so)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/162rNFTzl_GFdLHDrdoG-GGHsNAqGUtrjEZb2eKUo_bY/edit



feel free to add comments.
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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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