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Re: Integrating aria into HTML 5 [was: Re: Clarification of rational for deprecation of @longdesc and @summary]

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:28:16 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80802180428t157f6ad4o62910a5945d309b9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Richard Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org
Hi Jgraham
from reading  issue 14 it is not clear that the process you describe is part
of the issue,

suggest adding your paragraph:

"We need to go through the aria spec and define processing requirements for
the
aria properties when used in html. Where there is an overlap between the
functionalities, we should decide if having the aria-property alone fulfills
our
requirements or whether there are compelling arguments for retaining more
than
one way to do it."

and citing you email
or adding anew issue.

On 18/02/2008, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>
> Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> > If wai-aria goes in we have an aria-describedby property which can
> > reference an area of the document allowing for the prose to be
> > associated with the image. longdesc is almost never used as people want
> > to use the same prose in the original document.
>
> In general it's worth noting that there are several places where aria
> functionality overlaps with html functionality, including both things in
> HTML 4
> that are also in HTML 5 and things that are in HTML 4 but are not included
> in
> the HTML 5 draft.
>
> We need to go through the aria spec and define processing requirements for
> the
> aria properties when used in html. Where there is an overlap between the
> functionalities, we should decide if having the aria-property alone
> fulfills our
> requirements or whether there are compelling arguments for retaining more
> than
> one way to do it.
>
> Does anyone have an opinion on whether this is covered by Issue 14 [1] in
> the
> Issue Tracker?
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/14
>
> --
> "Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
> -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
>
>


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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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