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RE: F68 forbids WAI ARIA to replace label element

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 14:20:19 -0400
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To: "'Tina Holmboe'" <tina@greytower.net>
CC: "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Perhaps that's a good point, I'm wondering which manufacturers are not
getting on WAI ARIA. I think our unofficial rule of thumb is about 3
versions back...

Almost every screen reader supports WAI ARIA, although some better than
others, and the new browsers do... which are free.

I don't think it will be long before aria-labelledby will be implemented
fairly ubiquitously in all assistive technologies and user agents to the
extent that <label> is...

I guess there may be some government departments that are about 2 versions
behind because they have to test every new version before installation. They
should be using WAI ARIA browsers within a year or so...  I can't think of
too many other scenarios... 

David MacDonald

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Subject: Re: F68 forbids WAI ARIA to replace label element

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 01:24:16PM -0400, David MacDonald wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20101014/F68 
> I think we'll need to allow for wai-aria (labelledby), while acknowledging
> the preference to native code.

 LABEL and labelledby, or LABEL, surely; but labelledby alone will
 surely have a nasty impact on non-ARIA supporting UAs?

 Tina Holmboe            Greytower Technologies          www.greytower.net
  CEO                    Quality and Accessibility

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