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Fwd: Transition Announcement: WAI-ARIA Last Call and WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide FPWD

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 12:29:47 +0100
To: "XHTML WG" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
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We have been asked to review.


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From: "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>
To: chairs@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Cc: rubys@intertwingly.net, cwilso@microsoft.com, ed@opera.com,  
cam@mcc.id.au, Roland_Merrick@uk.ibm.com, steven@w3.org
Subject: Transition Announcement: WAI-ARIA Last Call and WAI-ARIA User  
Agent Implementation Guide FPWD
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:33:22 +0100

The Protocols and Formats Working Group announces the *Last Call Working
Draft* of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0, and the
*First Public Working Draft* of WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide.

      * Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0:
      * WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide:

Comments on these documents may be sent to public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
Comments requiring discussion should be copied to wai-xtech@w3.org
<mailto:wai-xtech@w3.org>. Comments should be made by *24 March 2009*.
Comments received to date and current state of discussion may be
accessed from the PFWG tracking page on ARIA 1.0 Last Call comments at

The Protocols and Formats Working Group resolved to request publication
of these documents on 18 February 2009:
http://www.w3.org/2009/02/18-pf-minutes#item03. The Transition Request
for WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide is archived at

Requirements for WAI-ARIA are set out in Roadmap for Accessible Rich
Internet Applications:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-aria-roadmap-20071019/. These requirements
do not address specific features but describe the overall problem
WAI-ARIA sets out to solve. It is the opinion of the Working Group that
the feature set accomplishes this.

There have been no Formal Objections raised. Over the past year, the
PFWG engaged with members of the HTML WG, XHTML WG, SVG WG, and TAG
regarding how WAI-ARIA should be implemented in host languages, in a
manner that would be interoperable between XML-based languages (e.g.,
XHTML, SVG) and non XML-based languages (e.g., HTML 5). This required
compromise from all parties and would have been a cause of Formal
Objections were it not resolved.

In light of the above, the following Working Groups are particularly
requested to review WAI-ARIA 1.0:

      * HTML
      * XHTML
      * SVG

Patent information related to these documents may be accessed from

Janina Sajka, WAI-PF Co-Chair
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 11:30:00 UTC

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