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Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and Tab Panel

From: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 16:25:51 -0400
To: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "W3C WAI-PFWG" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, w3c-wai-pf-request@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
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Yes it's fine to serve XHTML to Firefox.

By "prefers" I meant something different -- that there was a technical 
change in how it interprets the http-accept header. If the page can be 
served either way Firefox will actually ask for HTML. Apparently the 
incremental rendering works better then, or something like that.

The community does probably prefer HTML over XHTML as well. But, there is 
nothing to stop anyone from using XHTML mime type.

- Aaron

Aaron Leventhal
IBM web accessibility architect
Voice: 781-583-4083
Tie line: 364-5945
http://www.mozilla.org/access




"Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com> 
08/31/2007 04:18 PM

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Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and Tab Panel






Thanks, Aaron. In that document it states that Firefox prefers HTML to
XHTML - if I have a doctype of XHTML 1.1, it should be served as
application/xhtml+xml. Is it still okay to serve that to Firefox?

Thanks,

Gez



On 31/08/2007, Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com> wrote:
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> Yes, see this section in our docs:
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http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/ARIA:_Accessible_Rich_Internet_Applications#Choosing_XHTML_or_HTML

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> - Aaron
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> Aaron Leventhal
>  IBM web accessibility architect
>  Voice: 781-583-4083
>  Tie line: 364-5945
>  http://www.mozilla.org/access
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>  "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
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> 08/31/2007 03:58 PM
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> To Aaron M Leventhal/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS
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> cc "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "W3C WAI-PFWG" 
<w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, w3c-wai-pf-request@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" 
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> Subject Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and Tab Panel
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> Hi Aaron,
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>  On 31/08/2007, Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>  > They actually don't have to be if you serialize the ARIA attributes
>  > with setAttributeNS(). It's a second reasonable option, instead of
>  > mime type switching.
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>  That's useful to know; thank you - I didn't realise that was an option.
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>  Best regards,
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>  Gez
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