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Re: Using ARIA to override semantics

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 06:28:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4D85D6BC.6050603@intertwingly.net>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
On 03/20/2011 04:49 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-03-19 at 11:50 -0500, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
>> For ARIA 1.0 and HTML 4.x all ARIA roles can override anything.
>
>> Section 3.2.6 states what roles are allowed to overrided the default
>> host language semantics.
>
> Previously, the story was that ARIA can only override semantics as far
> as the accessibility API mapping was concerned and wasn't supposed to
> affect any other semantic-sensitive processing. Does that story still
> hold?

I encourage you to identify the section of text in the draft spec and/or 
the delta that Stephen supplied that you find to be unclear?

It would be best for all concerned if conformance and interoperability 
three years from now were defined by what the spec actually says and 
what the tests actually cover and not be based on what somebody thought 
somebody else meant when they made a post to a mailing list three years ago.

Even better, can you propose specific text which would clarify the 
situation?

- Sam Ruby
Received on Sunday, 20 March 2011 10:28:53 GMT

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