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changes to headings in ARIA in HTML5

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 08:48:18 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=ahxa7b4dKT0Hs9WUO7hS-YvswEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Hi ian,
you wrote on IRC:

   1. <Hixie> oh wow, this is awesome
   2. # <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110409#l-97> [01:09]
   <Hixie> the aria thing actually breaks h1-h6 in ATs
   3. # <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110409#l-98> [01:10]
   <Hixie> (it removes their nesting depth)
   4. # <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110409#l-100> [01:10] *
   Hixie cries a little inside



As i know this is of great concern to I think you will be pleased to find
out that youhave misinterpreted the changes to headings:

If you had looked at the spec changes i had provided and which Sam and I
pointed you [1] to you and Sam had agreed was representative of the decison
you would have seen that
Hx continues to have the same default role and allowed role of heading:
"heading role, with the aria-level property set to the element's outline
depth"

I don't think that the otherchairs would disagree?


[1] http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/aria-changes.html
-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Received on Saturday, 9 April 2011 07:49:07 UTC

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