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[Bug 23889] New: Relating role=alert with role=status is confusing

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Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:23:58 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23889

            Bug ID: 23889
           Summary: Relating role=alert with role=status is confusing
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

After reading the definition of 'related concept' I disregarded the note that
says status role is related to the alert role. But it then goes on to reinforce
the relationship with, 'Alerts are specialized forms of the status role'. The
status role refers to 'A container whose content is advisory information for
the user but is not important enough to justify an alert, often but not
necessarily presented as a status bar'.
I do not see why then one is trying to relate the status role with the alert
role. What is the primary and secondary objective for doing this? They are
quite unrelated and the statements that try to make this connection confuses
the reader. These statements are best omitted from the description of both
roles.
Thanks and regards,
Sailesh

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#alert

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