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Re: ARIA integration in HTML 5

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 02:00:38 -0700
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-id: <EBE21EBB-B98C-4767-8E3E-5B9B7CCCDAF8@apple.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

On Jun 26, 2009, at 1:53 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> Moving beyond the summary attribute dispute to something I consider
> much more important.
>
> ARIA integration in HTML 5, to date there is no mention of ARIA in the
> HTML 5 spec, I understand that the editor is waiting for ARIA last
> call comments before proceeding, but there is already  1 complete
> implementation in IE 8 and 1 pretty much complete implementation in
> Firefox, while many of the features of HTML 5 have not been
> implemented in any browsers as yet, so i don't understand why work
> cannot start.
>
> One lesson we can take from the summary attribute, is that in order to
> progress with ARIA we need a modified process.
> summary is one attribute, which has taken up countless hours of  
> peoples time.
> ARIA has 60 odd attributes and a role attribute with 60 odd values. If
> we (the html working group) deal with ARIA the same way as the summary
> attribute, it will be unworkable.
>
> thoughts?

I'm assuming integration of ARIA would be either by referencing the  
ARIA spec or incorporating it wholesale. Or at least, I don't think  
sweating the details of every ARIA attribute would be a good use of  
the HTML Working Group's time.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 09:01:21 UTC

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