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Re: Integration of HTM

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 19:32:36 -0600
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF7E7EE407.8E0ABD60-ON862576C0.0008316A-862576C0.00087A65@us.ibm.com>

It will be done using CSS but the group wants to bind it to pre-defined
attributes in the DOM and not IDs as ID values can not be guaranteed. If a
user wishes to bind a media query to an arbitrary document which ATs often
do it is necessary to have pre-defined attribute names.

The author simply then needs to annotate the meta data in HTML using these
standard attributes and trigger what is displayed through a media query.

Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist


                                                                           
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On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
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> As we discussed, the use of media query of alternative content I am
> working to pull over a standard set of attributes from the IMS Access
> For All specification. It was suggested that we preface these with an
> aria-, however these are not part of the aria specification and
> preceding these with an aria- dash would not give credit to the IMS
> Access For All effort.
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> [...] For example, one attribute would be AdaptationType and we would
> define an equivalent CSS Media query property for it.

I don't think this media-specific approach is a good approach for HTML. I
think media-specific features should be done in CSS, so that an HTML
document can remain device-independent.

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