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Re: Using ARIA in HTML

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:00:35 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vn--wX7HH0bmFVzRQGbrJrgkV4-uAPZKwJJHx9=LVT1RA@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi James, thanks!

I have rephrased the header to:

'Should authors explicitly define Default ARIA semantics? '

>Does a NO here mean it doesn't use the default semantics? If so, what does
that even mean?

the meaning is defined in the table legend (above table)

   - *NO* = the default semantics are already implemented by browsers, so
   the default implied role, state or property associated with an element or
   attribute does not need to be used. There are notes indicating under
   certain circumstances default semantics are useful.
   - *N/A* = there are no default ARIA semantics, but there may well
be accessibility
   AP <http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-api-map/raw-file/tip/Overview.html>I
   semantics implemented by the browser.
   - *Yes* = the default semantics are not implemented across browsers, so
   the default implied role, state, property, or suggested semantics (if no
   ARIA default) may be used.

hope that is clearer now.

regards
Stevef


On 4 July 2012 10:33, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

>
> On Jul 2, 2012, at 2:29 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> I have published a draft of a practical guide for developers:
> Using ARIA in HTML
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/aria-unofficial/raw-file/tip/index.html
>
> feedback welcome!
>
>
> I think this heading is a little confusing:
> Use default ARIA semantics?
>
> Does a NO here mean it doesn't use the default semantics? If so, what does
> that even mean? Perhaps you meant to call it "Use additional ARIA
> semantics" or something to that effect.
>
> I might instead phrase it:
> Should authors explicitly define ARIA attributes and/or role?
>
> You might note *why* you said YES on form. I assume it's because of the
> ARIA landmark benefit. Ditto for other landmarks like nav/navigation, etc.
>
> Looks good. Thanks for putting this together.
>



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Steve Faulkner
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