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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: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:46:12 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3fNrRN0L5RBxsE4sy+9XGgWKhB8W3OAvj1ETYr4si4foQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: cooper@w3.org
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 5:12 PM,  <cooper@w3.org> wrote:
> The ARIA spec addresses valid role tokens at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/host_languages#host_general_role

That introduces some constraints on host languages but it doesn't seem
to define the phrase "valid role token" or anything like that.

It implies the mere presence of one of the concrete roles actually
defined in the spec in the token list should not make the attribute
non-conforming, which seems fairly essential, but implementing
interpretations 1, 2, or 3 would all be consistent with that text.

The phrase "concrete WAI-ARIA role" doesn't seem to be clearly defined
to include or exclude custom WAI-ARIA roles.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2012 20:46:41 GMT

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