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Re: Regarding HTML5 <time>

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:58:41 -0700
Message-ID: <4EB59571.4030705@jumis.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
On 11/5/11 12:30 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> 11/4/2011 5:10 PM, mathew wrote:
>
>> I'll keep this short:
>>
>> The <time> element was the single HTML5 feature that I saw the most 
>> compelling need for.
>
> I can imagine several _possible_ ways in which <time> might turn out 
> to be useful if supported by relevant software. But I do not know 
> about any actual support, and I don't see what might possibly be a 
> compelling reason to use <time>.
>

There may be room to use ARIAs flexibility with the role attribute.
Such as: <span role="time definition" aria-label="2010">Last year</span>

ARIA labels are intended to be human readable and that one is.
They're also intended to be computer-audio-synthesis readable.

Apparently 2010-01-01 is not nicely read by the TTS on this laptop.
Using forward slashes instead of hyphens works better.

Example:
<span role="time definition" aria-label="2010/12/12">Last New Year's 
Eve</span>

This works <span role="time definition" 
aria-label="2011/11/05">today</span>.
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