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Re: Feedback wanted on new JavaScript library

From: Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:21:15 +0100
To: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>, 'WAI IG' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <35648586-ba78-f4d6-672e-c86230bde141@posteo.de>
On 15/03/17 23:34, Matt King wrote:
>> aria-api is a set of functions to get ARIA informatiom from the DOM
> Since the information is coming from the DOM rather than the browser's accessibility tree, does that mean that aria-api is implementing the accessible name calculation?

Yes. (But not perfectly yet)

>> AOM is a draft spec
> How much functional overlap do you see between AOM and aria-api?

aria-api allows to access ARIA information that is available in the DOM.
In that sense, it is similar to AOM Phase 4. The Syntax would likely be
different tough.

However, once AOM Phase 1 was implemented and the roles and attributes
could be changed without setting `aria-` attributes on the nodes,
aria-api would need to adapt to that.

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