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Re: aria-role vs role -- from SVG

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:17:05 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80909130017w70e6e25ftdc837ac3dc5944f8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
hi jim,
>If SVG is actually using "aria-role", though HTML should also at least
>support that spelling, for consistency.

i do not think that svg is using aria-role are:
http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.2T/publish/struct.html#RoleAttribute

>no one in even the
>wai-xtech group noted the discrepancy, so it seems that the spelling
>*with* aria is far more natural to many people.


it does not follow that because people did not seek to correct chaals' use
of 'aria-role' that they feel its use is 'natural', it could simply be that
the incorrect use in context was not worth pointing out.

regards
stevef

2009/9/13 Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>

> I just noticed that in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2009Sep/0004.html
> (Subject:  Re: SVG: Accessible Forms), Charles McCathieNevile wrote
> about integrating ARIA with SVG:
>
>        Yes. For most controls, you do something like
>
>          <g aria-role="date-picker">
>            <!-- some SVG to draw a date picker -->
>          </g>
>
>          <g aria-role="checkbox" aria-state="checked">
>            <!-- something to click on and a link to a small script
> library that
>        stores whether it was clicked, and updates the ARIA accordingly -->
>          </g>
>
> If SVG is actually using "aria-role", though HTML should also at least
> support that spelling, for consistency.
>
> Even if SVG is planning to use plain "role" for consistency with HTML,
> that message about the simple way to do it should weigh as additional
> evidence for supporting "aria-role" as well; no one in even the
> wai-xtech group noted the discrepancy, so it seems that the spelling
> *with* aria is far more natural to many people.
>
> -jJ
>
>


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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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