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Re: the market hasn't spoken - it hasn't bothered to listened [was Re: fear of "invisible metadata"]

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:10:04 +0200
To: "Aaron Leventhal" <aaronlev@moonset.net>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, "'Gregory J.Rosmaita'" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:53:51 +0200, Aaron Leventhal <aaronlev@moonset.net>  
wrote:

>
> Why do you say role has to be reverse engineered?
>
> W3C docs:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/aria-role/
>
> Firefox docs:
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/ARIA:_Accessible_Rich_Internet_Applications

While I haven't looked into it in depth, I would expect that reverse  
engineering the implementation in combination with reading the  
documentation would lead to more interoperable implementations (and find  
bugs in the documentation) than merely implementing the spec.

> Also, role can be used in HTML in Firefox.

Oh, sure, you can use MathML and SVG in HTML in Firefox too, if you  
rebuild the DOM afterwards with scripting... Or am I missing something?  
Can namespaced role=""s be used text/html in Firefox without scripting?

> [...]

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:00:47 GMT

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