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From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:58:06 +0000
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To: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
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Dear Johannes Koch:

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WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices
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Comment 351: aria-haspopup
Date: 2010-11-17
Archived at: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg-comments/2010OctDec/0015.html
Relates to: WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices - Menu (widget) <http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-wai-aria-practices-20100916/#menu>
Status: Accepted proposal

Your comment:
in "WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices", section 10 -> menu 

Table "Characteristics", row "WAI-ARIA Roles, States, and Properties:",
second cell, third bullet:

> If activation of your menuitem produces a popup menu, then the menuitem
should have aria-haspopup set to the ID of the corresponding menu to allow
the assistive technology to follow the menu hierarchy and assist the user
in determining context during menu navigation.

According to 

the value of the aria-haspopup property is true or false. Should one use
the aria-controls property
(<http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties#aria-controls>) set
to the ID of the corresponding menu?

<li role="menuitem" aria-expanded="true" aria-haspopup="true"
   <ul role="menu" id="menu01">
     <li role="menuitem">Open</li>
     <!-- ... -->

Response from the Working Group:
We have changed the text to read:

If activation of your menuitem produces a popup menu, then the menuitem
should have aria-haspopup set to "true" so that an assistive technology
knows that the menuitem has a sub menu.

To answer your question about aria-controls, it is unnecessary to set the
controls relationship between the menuitem and the popup menu. Since these
are popup windows the ATs are also tracking system events to track the
menu/submenu hierarchy. Consequently there was no need to use and ID for
aria-haspopup or the controls relationship to establish the relationships
between menus.
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