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Re: 'role' should be property

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 09:41:20 -0700
Message-Id: <B72B7485-8C79-4284-9AA7-D2E9ABC0C8A0@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net


Can we please take the discussion of changing CSS somewhere that it  
is more on-topic, such as <www-style@w3.org>?

Regards,
Maciej

On May 31, 2007, at 9:19 AM, Mark Birbeck wrote:

>
> Hi Thomas,
>
>> If you have no control over the document, you cannot add a link to  
>> the
>> "rolesheet".
>
> Of course you could, in just the same way that you can choose your own
> personal stylesheet. The problem today is that there is nothing in
> between writing a full-blown GreaseMonkey style of script, and
> changing stylesheets to get some CSS. There's lots of space in
> between.
>
>
>> Just use a transformation tool (XSLT* or another tool of
>> your own using CSS-like selectors) to add the role= attributes where
>> you think they should be and let your accessibility interface or
>> metadata storage system consume the transformed version instead of  
>> the
>> original one.
>
> Thanks. I'm well aware that you can hack anything if you put your mind
> to it. And you would prefer to use such a hack rather than Dmitri's
> proposal, because the letters 'C', 'S' and 'S' seem to imply to you
> 'presentation' rather than something else?
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
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