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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 16:32:03 -0400
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Cc: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, 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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I do,

The benefit of the text/html examples is that they can be tested in IE, so 
AT vendors can make them work (e.g. Charles Chen working on Fire Vox for 

The benefit of the xhtml mime type examples is that they are easier to 
understand by looking at the source.
Don't know if it was a typo, but the actual correct mime type for that is 

- Aaron

Aaron Leventhal
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Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu> 
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08/31/2007 02:35 PM

Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
W3C WAI-PFWG <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and  Tab Panel

Does anyone see a need to have aria examples that are delivered to Firefox 
at "text/html" or should all examples be delivered to Firefox be 


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 19:20:12 +0100
>From: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com> 
>Subject: Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and Tab Panel 
>To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
>Cc: "W3C WAI-PFWG" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" 
>Hi Jon,
>On 31/08/2007, Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu> wrote:
>> I have been updating the ARIA examples being created the University of 
>> http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria/
>> Notably I have updated the live region examples to include both HTML
>> and xhtml versions.
>Have you considered using content negotiation to deliver the XHTML
>version to XML capable browsers and HTML to those that can't? I've
>used a similar approach with a simple slider example [1], although I
>don't try to provide ARIA properties to IE - it seems to work okay in
>screen readers with IE because it has an explicitly associated label.
>But you could do the same and deliver the ARIA properties to IE
>instead of having two versions of the examples.
>Best regards,
>Supplement your vitamins
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)

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