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[WAI-ARIA embedding] out-of-date references to using namespaces in Primer

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 11:41:22 -0400
Message-Id: <2EE10061-F1B5-46DC-BAEA-DA3B0705188C@IEEE.org>
Cc: TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>, public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>



<quote
cite="http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2008/05/01-minutes#item05">

<DanC> (hmm... above that aria-haspopup example it says "To pull in  
this information we again use namepaces to extend XHTML. " Color me  
befuddled and perflexed.)

</quote>

Reference:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-primer/#properties

Note the editorial note in the Editor's draft
> Read 2 sentences previous. Is that namespace sentence still true?

The answer to this question is, 'No.'

Thanks for catching this legacy language in the document.  It is no  
longer
correct.  It's left over via cut and paste editing from an earlier  
version
of the Roadmap when we were based in XHTML 1.1 and had a not-so-hot  
approach
to insertion in text/html.

history (kindness of DanC):

<quote
cite="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Apr/0226.html">

The ARIA design started by developing a vocabulary using fully
qualified URIs so as not to squat on anyone else's namespace.

[...]

but as the design matured, interactions between ARIA and
the HTML-as-she-are-spoke host language dominated the
business of getting the value of ARIA into the hands of
the most authors.

</quote>

history (kindness of TimBL):
<quote
cite="http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2008/05/01-minutes#item05">

TBL: A different and perhaps worse problem. They originally had an  
ordered set of tokens in the class field. First of all, class is  
already unordered. I suggested they use attributes and this is the  
result.

</quote>


Al

PS: Editors, please pick up the editors' note and strike the sentence.
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