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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 17:12:47 -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, some of the W3C specs themselves even break that rule, or at least 
used to,

- Aaron

Aaron Leventhal
IBM web accessibility architect
Voice: 781-583-4083
Tie line: 364-5945
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"Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com> 
08/31/2007 04:35 PM

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Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and Tab Panel






Thanks, Aaron. I vaguely remember reading something from Henri Sivonen
about Firefox changing its accept header to prefer text/html, but
wanted to clarify that Firefox is still okay with
application/xhtml+xml when using XHTML 1.1. As the specification
states that XHTML 1.1 should not be served as text/html, I prefer not
to use text/html (I have this thing about rules that probably isn't
healthy).

Have a great weekend.

Thanks,

Gez


On 31/08/2007, Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com> wrote:
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> Yes it's fine to serve XHTML to Firefox.
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> 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
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>  "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
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> 08/31/2007 04:18 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" 
<wai-xtech@w3.org>
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> Subject Re: Update ARIA Examples: Live Regions and Tab Panel
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> 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?
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>  Thanks,
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>  Gez
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>  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

>  >
>  > - Aaron
>  >
>  >
>  > 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
>  >
>  > 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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>  > 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,
>  >
>  >  Gez
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