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Re: Updates to Issue-201 Change Proposal per our conversation

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:43:40 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnK=J+Wzv-5F_sQdWPyBvoKU+QcTRpOBEKdpdyDO97+Cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: eoconnor@apple.com
Cc: franko@microsoft.com, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Hi all,

so in regards to the clarification i am seeking I found that the spec text
is in one of the diffs: (thanks for adding the links to the diffs in the

If any of the following conditions are met, throw a +
> <code>NotSupportedError</code> exception and abort these + steps.
> ...
>  The arguments object's control member is not  null but is neither an a
> element that  represents a hyperlink, a  button element, an input element
> whose  type attribute is in one of  the Checkbox or  Radio Button states,
> nor an input element that is a button.

This strongly suggests to me that no ARIA custom control can be referenced
by the control() method unless it is built on top of of one of the listed
elements. And the vast majority of HTML elements cannot by referenced by
control, including interactive elements such as <input type=text> or <input
type=range> etc.

Received on Thursday, 26 July 2012 14:44:58 UTC

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