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Re: Proposal: ARIA-ROLE & CSS definition integration

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:18:36 -0700
Cc: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, public-html@w3.org, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
On Jun 9, 2008, at 1:04 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:

> At 2:26 PM -0400 6/9/08, Al Gilman wrote:
>> [radically reducing distribution; please feel free to copy to  
>> anyone who
>> needs a copy]
>
> [I put it back on the public lists as I think its important to try  
> to converge on terminology.]
>>
>> On 9 Jun 2008, at 11:16 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>>
>>> Can anyone briefly explain what is meant by "ARIA <em>semantics</ 
>>> em>" (my emphasis),
>>
>> "This object has the focus," "this option is selected," etc.
>>
>> See, for example
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-primer/#new_provisions
>
> OK, thanks. Just for the record, that isn't the way that the word is  
> used in Semantic Web discussions.

I used the term loosely to refer to semantics (little 's') like roles  
(main, navigation, combobox, slider, etc.), states, (busy, invalid,  
disabled, etc.), and properties (controls, activedescendent, valuemax,  
etc.).

James
Received on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 22:19:23 GMT

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