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Re: @inert and @aria-inert for disambiguating modal states

From: Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:08:41 -0800
Message-ID: <CAFz-FYxcmBkBeSYBZ84TeZghkkb0vPEg45T3N0aqdhAHgcx9aA@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Jason Kiss <jason@accessibleculture.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>, Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>, PFWG <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 10:01 AM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

> On Nov 5, 2014, at 11:17 AM, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Dominic, @inert is an indicator of state - like aria states and
> properties. It does not have to do the actual function.
>
> This is a false statement. @inert is useless if it does not provide the
> function. By the same logic, I can see no possible way that @aria-inert
> would be useful or even possible to implement.
>

Exactly, I don't see any purpose in @aria-inert that reports to AT and
doesn't actually do anything. What is the AT supposed to do if events fire
on nodes that have aria-inert=true?
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2014 18:09:08 UTC

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