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Re: coordinating with WAI

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:29:45 +0200
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "Aaron Leventhal" <aaronlev@moonset.net>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tumnfvx7idj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:26:23 +0200, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:

>>> Yes, you can actually do things like <span role="wairole:menuitem"> or  
>>> <div role="main">
>> Oh. That's great. It makes it a lot simpler to allow in HTML -- we  
>> simply drop the namespaces altogether and use naming conventions. This  
>> is exactly why I expected reverse engineering to have to take place --  
>> the implementation is not 1:1 per spec. :-)
> "we"? HTML WG?
>        or WAI PF?
>        or W3C?
> I think the nicer way to do that is to ask the WAI PF group and to  
> coordinate with them. Or at least to make a proposal about it to this  
> group on how to cooperate.
> Simon and Aaron, would you agree to team up on this. Discussing with  
> WAI, then coming back to this list with proposals?

I meant "we" as in "the people who are interested in making role="" work  
in HTML". In other words: it seems simpler to ignore namespaces for  
role="" in HTML than to introduce namespaces in HTML in order to make  
role="" work.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:30:08 UTC

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