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

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 08:40:36 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80908270040j745518c0o2f4b008eae83c7d3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
hi Ian,
in the h1-h6 section it states:

"These elements have a *rank* given by the number in their name. The
h1<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/semantics.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements>element
is said to have the highest rank, the
h6<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/semantics.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements>element
has the lowest rank, and two elements with the same name have equal
rank."
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/semantics.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements

if the implied aria semantics are added we get:

"These elements have a *rank* given by the number in their name. The
h1<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/semantics.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements>element
(implied role="heading", aria-level="1") is said to have the highest
rank, the h6<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/semantics.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements>element
(implied role="heading", aria-level="6") has the lowest rank, and
two elements with the same name have equal rank."

what is the issue?

regards
stevef
2009/8/27 Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

> hi ian,
>
> forgive me, but I don't see what the issue is, if a h1 has an implied aria
> semantic of role="heading" aria-level="1" and so on for h2-h6
> could you explain the issue further please.
>
> regards
> stevef
>
>
> 2009/8/26 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
>
>  On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi Ian,
>> > can you tell me whether the restrcitions you have placed on the use of
>> ARIA
>> > roles, states and properties on html elements are for authoring
>> conformance
>> > purposes only or are you expecting browser vendors to implement these
>> > restrictions as well?
>>
>> The other responses on this thread accurately described the intent of the
>> spec.
>>
>> Regarding exposing the outline properly, I meant to ask about that in:
>>
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/1130.html
>>
>> ...but apparently forgot to do so, so let me do that now:
>>
>> How should I expose the documento outline (with implied sections, headings
>> of various outline depths, etc) using the implied ARIA semantics
>> mechanism?
>>
>> --
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>
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
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