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Re: Response to your comments on WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:58:05 +0100
Message-ID: <512D2FED.2010802@w3development.de>
To: PFWG Public Comments <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>
Dear Janina,

see (short) response below

Am 26.02.2013 15:58, schrieb Janina Sajka:
> Dear Johannes Koch:
> Thank you for your comments on the 16 September 2010 Working Draft of
> WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-wai-aria-practices-20100916/). The Protocols
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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
> (<http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#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
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties#aria-haspopup>
> 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"
>       aria-controls="menu01">File
>     <ul role="menu" id="menu01">
>       <li role="menuitem">Open</li>
>       <!-- ... -->
>     </ul>
> </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.

I'm fine with the change.

> 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.

Thanks for the explanation.

Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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