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Re: request to the HTML WG Chairs on ISSUE-129 aria-mapping

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:01:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104112100510.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> A further comment. It seems that one of the points of disagreement is 
> over how this text in the Change Proposal is to be interpreted:
> 
> * H1 to H6 allowed roles: button, checkbox, link, menuitem, 
> menuitemcheckbox, menuitemradio, option, presentation, radio, slider, 
> spinbutton, scrollbar, tab or treeitem.
> 
> This doesn't mention a default role, unlike the text for "h1 to h6 
> element that does have an hgroup ancestor". One could plausibly 
> interpret this as:
> 
> (a) Change h1-h6 to have no default role
> (b) Make no changes to default role for h1-h6
> 
> From the test alone, it is not completely clear which was intended. From 
> your statements, it seems that your intent was (b). And it seems that 
> Ian agrees that (b) would have been a technically superior choice.

(b) would be self-contradictory (making the default non-conforming).

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