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RE: ARIA "status" role definition should make clear that it is intended to be a status bar

From: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:34:04 +0100
To: "'Richard Schwerdtfeger'" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "'Maciej Stachowiak'" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>, <public-pfwg-comments-request@w3.org>
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Hi rich, 

>Where in the aria spec. definition do we state that status MUST be a
statusbar Steve?



It doesn't, but in the implementation guide it is mapped to the status bar
role on all platforms.

 

Regards

stevef

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger [mailto:schwer@us.ibm.com] 
Sent: 27 August 2010 03:51
To: Maciej Stachowiak
Cc: public-pfwg-comments@w3.org; public-pfwg-comments-request@w3.org; Steve
Faulkner
Subject: Re: ARIA "status" role definition should make clear that it is
intended to be a status bar

 

That is correct. It is meant to be very general. A status can contain all
types of information. Status bars are meant to be monitored by an AT. 

Where in the aria spec. definition do we state that status MUST be a
statusbar Steve?


Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group

Inactive hide details for Maciej Stachowiak ---08/26/2010 04:53:35 AM---The
ARIA definition of the "status" role says: --------Maciej Stachowiak
---08/26/2010 04:53:35 AM---The ARIA definition of the "status" role says:
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From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
To: public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
Cc: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Date: 08/26/2010 04:53 AM
Subject: ARIA "status" role definition should make clear that it is intended
to be a status bar
Sent by: public-pfwg-comments-request@w3.org

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The ARIA definition of the "status" role says:

------------
A container whose content is advisory information for the user but is not
important enough to justify an alert. Also see alert.
Authors MUST provide status information content within a status object.
Authors SHOULD ensure this object does not receive focus.

Status is a form of live region. If another part of the page controls what
appears in the status, authors SHOULD make the relationshipexplicit with the
aria-controls attribute.
------------


This seems very general, and like something that could apply to the HTML5
<output> element for instance. However, according to Steve Faulkner, this is
meant to be mapped to a status bar role in platform accessibility APIs,
which would likely make it inappropriate for <output>. Please correct the
definition in ARIA to make clear that it is not intended to be used only for
status bars or similar constructs.

Regards,
Maciej








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