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Re: ARIA Proposal

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 15:51:15 +0200
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>, public-html@w3.org
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tzit3pt2idj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2.palace.opera.no>

On Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:11:19 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:

> I believe the requirements of the proposal we're talking about are:
>
>   1. The ability to specify a widget type.
>   2. The ability to specify a fallback widget type in case the
>      widget type is not supported.
>   3. The ability to specify widget properties.
>   4. The ability to do this consistently for both HTML and XHTML
>   5. The ability to also do this for other XML markup (SVG, etc.).
>
> Of these 1, 3, 4 and 5 are addressed by Simon's proposal  
> http://simon.html5.org/specs/aria-proposal for ARIA. I would suggest we  
> address 2 by making role= an _ordered_ space-separated list of values  
> where the first value is used or, if it's not supported, the second,  
> etc. If none is supported the element has no widget type. This would  
> enable things like:
>
>    <div role="aol-buddylist list">
>
> (This fallback proposal is from Henri Sivonen if I remember correctly.)

I've changed the authoring definition to say ordered instead of unordered.

I've also updated the algorithm to support custom roles.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 1 October 2007 13:51:30 UTC

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