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Re: WAI ARIA on mobile

From: Jeff Van Campen <jeff@otrops.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:33:49 +0100
Message-ID: <b6017a9d0907211433y3b8ef428i7b2f026e82241dfb@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, Henny Swan <hennys@opera.com>
Hello,

Peter Westwood, Marco Zehe and I had a quick discussion about this on
twitter (see http://twitter.com/MarcoZehe/status/2727754646 for
Marco's response).

But if anyone has any information on issues with WAI ARIA (other than
a lack of support) in mobile browsers, I'd love to know about it.

Thanks,

-jeff



On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
>
> Greetings from Mobile Land...
>
> One of the participants in our Introduction to W3C Mobile Web Best Practices course [1], Jeff Van Campen of the London Web Standards Group [2], raised this issue on the discussion forum. As that forum isn't public, I'm copying his mail here as I don't know the answer and I'm interested to know!
>
> === Jeff's message begins===
>
> I was at WordCamp UK over the weekend (along with fellow Mobile Best Practice students Laura Kalbag and Gicela Morales).
>
> As a part of a hacking session Laura, myself and a few other WordPresser were looking at modifying Kubrick, the default WordPress theme, to work in a mobile context.
>
> One of the issues we ran into is that Kubrick includes WAI-ARIA roles as of WordPress 2.8.
>
> As we were working, we removed them, as this made validation easier.
>
> I understand that WAI-ARIA isn't supported on any mobile browsers yet, but I'd like to add them to the code for two reasons:
>
> 1. So that the code is future proof
> 2. So that they are discoverable by people examining the code, who may not know about WAI-ARIA
>
> That brings me to two questions:
>
> 1. Does anyone know of any issues with WAI-ARIA roles in existing mobile browsers?
> 2. Is it likely that WAI-ARIA will be included as a module in a future version of XHTML Basic?
>
> === ends ===
>
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2009/03/mobitrain_course_description.html
> [2] http://londonwebstandards.org/
>
>
> --
>
>
> Phil Archer
> W3C Mobile Web Initiative
> http://www.w3.org/Mobile
>
> http://philarcher.org
>
Received on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 21:34:35 GMT

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