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Re: ARIA and XHTML 1.0

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:41:07 -0600
Message-ID: <49806E83.5010504@aptest.com>
To: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
CC: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, public-xhtml2-request@w3.org, List WAI PF <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>



Roland Merrick wrote:
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> Greetings Shane, as a pragmatic move it sounds fine. How will an author 
> indicate that this is what is wanted, another DOCTYPE?
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> Is there a need for ARIA and XHTML 1.0 and RDFa?
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> This is an example of general problem that we need tackle.

That's a great question.  In my mind that's XHTML 1.2.  I don't see how 
we can re-release XHTML 1.1 Transitional with radically new features.  I 
*suppose* we could release XHTML 1.1 + semantics...  but I thought that 
was XHTML 1.2!

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> Regards, Roland
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> From: 	Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
> To: 	XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
> Cc: 	List WAI PF <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
> Date: 	26/01/2009 20:07
> Subject: 	ARIA and XHTML 1.0
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> Someone has suggested on the validator list that there be a version of
> the XHTML 1.0 DTDs that includes the ARIA attributes.  They also
> mentioned the HTML 4.01 DTDs.  I was going to just create such a thing,
> but perhaps we should have a strategy for this?
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> Let's do it this way, since there is no room on our plate for more
> discussions right now.  If no one objects by C.O.B. US Eastern Time on
> Friday, 30 January I will assume this is a fine thing and just slap it
> together using the ARIA DTD module implementation we already have.  Once
> done, I will place it in MarkUp/DTD and tell the validator people it is
> there.  No formal status or anything - just something people who care
> can use to create valid, accessible markup.
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Shane P. McCarron                          Phone: +1 763 786-8160 x120
Managing Director                            Fax: +1 763 786-8180
ApTest Minnesota                            Inet: shane@aptest.com
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