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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:22:11 +0200
To: public-html@w3.org
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Message-ID: <20100616152211984495.baf53da2@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:59:44 +0200:
> Jonas Sicking, Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:18:51 -0700:
>> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> On Jun 15, 2010, at 10:46 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>   []
>>> HTML5 does not have any requirements that would override or 
>>> contradict the WAI-ARIA requirements quoted above.
>>> 
>>> Thus, UAs are required to respect the role on <a role=button>, 
>>> regardless of whether it is conforming or not.
>>> 
>>>> I think a good argument could be made that if someone has gone through
>>>> the trouble to add 'role=button' to an element, then that is likely
>>>> the most accurate role. Thus I think a reasonable argument could be
>>>> made that we should forward this information to AT users.
>>> 
>>> I think you are right, and I believe this is already required by the 
>>> combination of the relevant specifications.
>> 
>> Ah, excellent. It might be worth pointing this out in the change
>> proposal, though maybe this was obvious to everyone that knows ARIA
>> well enough.
> 
> +1 For bringing this into Steve's change proposal.

Hm. I guess this should be also in the counter-proposal.
 
> This should be _pointed out_ in HTML5, regardless what is considered 
> valid. To not point it out would be inconsistent with the commonly 
> cited ideal that developers should not need to look in more than one 
> specification.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 13:22:46 UTC

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