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Re: ARIA in HTML -- a new FAQ, and a proposal

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:49:22 +0200
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Aaron M Leventhal" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ty0d4kgridj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2.palace.opera.no>

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:25:38 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:

> role attributes in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace on  
> elements not in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace are supported  
> and also take a space-separated list of roles.

Unless I'm mistaken, Dojo uses role attributes in the  
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2 namespace on HTML elements. I would guess that  
Firefox supports that attribute. I am not aware of any content that uses  
the role attribute in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace and I  
don't think Firefox supports it.

Given this, I would suggest to allow the role attribute in the  
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2 namespace on any element and that it takes  
precesense over role attributes in no namespace on elements in the  
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace, and forget about the role  
attribute in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace.

Otherwise I agree with the proposal. :-)

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 21 September 2007 14:49:48 UTC

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