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Re: Opening thoughts on WAI-ARIA in HTML5

From: by way of Al Gilman <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:54:48 -0400
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On Jul 18, 2007, at 23:45, Al Gilman wrote:

>The working group likes the idea of having built in semantics in HTML
>and in particular would prefer to have common document elements, such
>as widgets built in to the markup. This reduces download size and the
>effort required to make a web page accessible. For these reasons, we
>would promote the use of such markup over the ARIA approach. That
>said, we do believe that HTML 5 will not incorporate document
>elements for all those included in the ARIA role taxonomy nor will it
>include all the states and properties.

I've created a table of built-in role coverage:

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2007 14:55:05 UTC

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