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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:04:31 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinPdboCCgHHTwBUb4EvLNwLMNNWU-vznzFKeRWi@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Hi Maciej,

> Is it at all common to use an <a> element as a radio button, slider, scrollbar or progress bar? I don't believe I have ever seen any of those in the wild.

the choice of roles is not based on common usage its based on an
interpretation of the WAI-ARIA role taxonomy.

regards
Stevef


On 16 June 2010 09:48, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Jun 16, 2010, at 1:43 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
>> I would like to point out at this time that ian's counter proposal
>> currently only pertains to role="button". my proposal, discussed and
>> supported by the accessibility taskforce,
>> (http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ARIAonanchor) relates
>> to
>> the following roles: button, link, menuitem, menuitemcheckbox,
>> menuitemradio, radio, slider, scrollbar or progressbar.
>
> Is it at all common to use an <a> element as a radio button, slider, scrollbar or progress bar? I don't believe I have ever seen any of those in the wild.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>



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Steve Faulkner
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