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Web Standard: Role Attribute Published as W3C Recommendation

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:49:42 -0500
Message-ID: <51544A76.9010909@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

Role Attribute 1.0 is now a completed Web Standard. It was published as a W3C Recommendation on 28 March 2013, at:
	http://www.w3.org/TR/role-attribute/

Role Attribute allows authors to annotate markup languages with machine-extractable semantic information about the purpose of an element. It is a critical requirement for WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications), which is introduced at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria.php>. Role Attribute also has more general uses and can be integrated into any markup language.

Status and Comments: As a finalized document, the Role Attribute is not likely to undergo further changes. The Protocols and Formats Working Group expects that any further enhancements to the Role Attribute would take place in a future version of WAI-ARIA, instead of in a future version of the Role Attribute specification. Any comments received will be considered as input for errata or other future work. To submit comments, please start from <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/comments/instructions> and use the Comment Form for Role Attribute; or, you can send email to the publicly-archived list <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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