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ARIA mapping status

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 01:44:36 -0700
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Recently, there has been an effort (mainly by Steve Faulkner and myself) to break down the A11Y Task Force's proposal for ARIA mappings into a set of fine-grained bugs. The root bug for this is <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10066>. At the suggestion of my fellow co-chairs, I am posting a status report on this effort.

Summary:

- 13 points of agreement (apparent consensus)
- 1 clear point of disagreement (escalated)
- 10 items with next action on proposal authors
- 2 items with next action on editor
- 1 item with next action on PFWG
- 1 other

= No Action Needed; consensus found =

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10438>
'math should be changed changed from no role to "math" role'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX; A11Y TF proposal has been updated to match

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10439>
'<input type=file> has "button" role, but is typically a compound control'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10440>
'menu type=context should have "menu" role'
   -> RESOLVED WONTFIX; A11 TF proposal has been updated to match

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10441>
'<link> that represents a hyperlink should probably have no role by default'
   -> RESOLVED WONTFIX; A11 TF proposal has been updated to match

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10444>
'ARIA section does not list elements that have no default role or role restrictions'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10445>
'Certain elements with no role should have that as a strong semantic'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10446>
'Consider limiting the roles of certain media and plugin elements'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED (partial fix, but A11Y TF proposal is already updated for the difference)

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10451>
'Consider restricting the roles allowed for the label element'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10465>
'provide correct aria mapping and role info for the table element'
  -> RESOLVED WORKSFORME

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10486>
'References to "image" ARIA role should be "img"'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10487>
'Allow radio buttons and checkboxes to be used as radio and check menu items respectively'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10493>
'"ARIA restricts usage of this role to one per page" is an unclear statement'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10496>
'fix error in aria conformance checker advice'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED



= No Action Needed; disagreement has been escalated =

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8000>
'ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming in HTML5'
   -> RESOLVED WONTFIX


= Next Action on Proposal Authors =

For most of these, the editor has fully or partially rejected a portion of the proposal, with a stated rationale. For each of these, the proposal authors should take one of the following actions:
- If they agree with the rationale given, then please update the proposal to match.
- If they have relevant new information which should be given fresh consideration by the editor, then reopen the bug (but please don't chain-reopen too many times).
- If there is a clear point of disagreement, then mark it TrackerRequest. We can roll all these up into one tracker issue.

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10447>
'<output> should have a status role by default after all
  -> RESOLVED FIXED -- this was reversed from the original request by consensus of A11Y folks; needs to be updated in the A11Y TF proposal

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10448>
'Consider broadening the set of allowed roles for command elements'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX -- this seems like a philosophical difference at this point so maybe reopening more is not the best course

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10449>
'onsider allowing various command-like ARIA roles for h1-h6'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10450>
'Allow lists to be used as menus or tab sets'
  -> RESOLVED FIXED -- partially accepted except for presentation roles - perhaps should be adjusted in A11Y TF proposal, or else reason for "presentation" specifically should be given.

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10452>
'Consider documenting attributes that map to ARIA properties in a separate table'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX (as a side note, it seems like a matter of style how the different tables are broken down, so maybe we can let this one slide)

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10462>
'merge ARIA mapping tables and list'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX (again, it seems like a matter of style how the different tables are broken down, so maybe we can let this one slide)

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10463>
'provide a comprehensive HTML5 to accessibility API mapping reference'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX -- note, this requests a spec change that is not reflected in the proposal 

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10467>
'provide headings in the WAI-ARIA section of the spec to make it easier to understand'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX (seems purely an editorial matter again; is this really important?)

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10494>
'modify aria example and fix spelling;
  -> RESOLVED NEEDSINFO -- partially addressed but request for additional info

details element
  -> no bug on this, but proposal authors agreed that what is in spec generally makes sense; proposal needs updating


= Next Action on Editor =

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10479>
'add role=radiogroup to details element'
  -> reopened; needs new response from editor

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10485>
'The img element with non-empty alt should default to the img aria role'
  -> reopened; needs new response from editor


= Next Action on PFWG =

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10478>
'modify table, tr and td roles'
  -> RESOLVED WONTFIX -- there seems to be a dispute over what the ARIA spec says here and what it should say; no consensus even among PWFWG members.
  -> I have submitted a comment to PFWG which sparked a thread: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg-comments/2010JulSep/0029.html>

= Other =

<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10464>
'provide clear user friendly links to WAI-ARIA documents in the ARIA section of the spec'
  -> RESOLVED LATER -- editor proposes to do this later using an automatic cross-reference tool. Strikes me as reasonable.
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