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WAI-ARIA still lacks proper processing requirements

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:01:04 +0300
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A year ago, I send feedback on the lack of processing requirements in  
WAI-ARIA:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg-comments/2008JanMar/0078.html

Now it seems that WAI-ARIA informatively references WAI-ARIA User  
Agent Implementation Guide. This means that ARIA still lacks proper  
normative processing requirements on things that are independent of  
the platform-dependent accessibility API in use.

Please normatively define processing requirements for ARIA.

P.S. I notice that even though I was invited to re-review ARIA this  
year during this extended review period, many of my comments from a  
year ago have gone unaddressed: neither fixed in the spec nor  
explicitly rejected; despite the Process document saying:
"Starting with the First Public Working Draft until the start of a  
Last Call review, a Working Group SHOULD formally address any  
substantive review comment about a technical report and SHOULD do so  
in a timely manner."

It is rather demotivating to rereview a document only to find that the  
previous comments have gone unaddressed. I'm reiterating my comments  
specifically to invoke this "must" clause in the W3C Process:
"Starting with a Last Call review up to the transition to Proposed  
Recommendation, a Working Group MUST formally address any substantive  
review comment about a technical report and SHOULD do so in a timely  
manner."

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
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