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Role Attribute 1.0 Candidate Recommendation in Implementation and Testing

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:54:34 +0200
Message-ID: <4FFF014A.2010102@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

W3C WAI announces the publication of Role Attribute 1.0 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 12 July, at:
       http://www.w3.org/TR/role-attribute/

The Role Attribute allows authors to annotate markup languages with machine-extractable semantic information about the purpose of an element. Role Attribute is a critical requirement for WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications), which is introduced at http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria.php

Candidate Recommendation (CR) is a major step in the W3C standards development process; it signals that there is broad consensus in the Working Group and among public reviewers on the technical content of Role Attribute 1.0. The W3C Process stages are described in:
       How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

The primary purpose of this CR stage is implement and test the Role Attribute. Many of the technical features are defined in RDFa Core 1.1, and only a small number of additional tests are required for the Role Attribute. If you are interested in helping or have additional comments, please contact us via the instructions at:
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/comments/instructions
       before *24 August 2012*

About the URI: The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this CR version is: http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-role-attribute-20120712/
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka. PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director




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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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