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Re: question about ARIA in HTML 5 spec text - implied use on elements not listed

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:49:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908222146120.13844@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
> hi Ian
> Is it implied that any elements not listed here [1] can have any any ARIA
> roles and properties?
> 
> [1]
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#annotations-for-assistive-technology-products

My understanding based on the e-mail I used to write the text that's there 
already:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/0962.html

...is that that is the case, yes. However, since I had no normative text 
to reference, I have no idea if what ARIA eventually says will make this 
text work or not, and it might need more changes. (That's why I didn't 
want to do it until I had text to reference, but I realised I was wasting 
more time arguing about whether it was the right time to write this than I 
would waste later fixing the spec once we had the normative text for which 
I was waiting.)

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