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Re: Transition Announcement: WAI-ARIA Last Call and WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide FPWD

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:53:46 -0500
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, chairs@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, HCG <w3c-html-cg@w3.org>, rubys@intertwingly.net, cwilso@microsoft.com, ed@opera.com, cam@mcc.id.au, Roland_Merrick@uk.ibm.com, steven@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090225165346.GT21926@sonata.rednote.net>
Hello, Steven:


Steven Pemberton writes:
> +Cc hcg
>
> Hi Janina,
>
> We are more than happy to review these, though the deadline is very 
> tight. If we are to review it in time for our teleconference before the 
> deadline (so that we can discuss it before sending our review), then we 
> have at most 3 weeks for rather a long document.
>
> Maybe we could discuss this at the HCG this week?
>

I'm afraid neither I nor Michael will be able to attend HCG this week as
we're deep in the throes of providing @alt guidance to the HTML Wg.

However, I am happy to work with you to insure you have the time you
need. We value your review. I will bring this up on our PF call--about
to begin.

This is just a quick response. I'll return with more substantive soon.

Janina

> Thanks!
>
> Steven
>
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:33:22 +0100, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>  
> wrote:
>
>> The Protocols and Formats Working Group announces the *Last Call Working
>> Draft* of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0, and the
>> *First Public Working Draft* of WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide.
>>
>>     * Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0:
>>       http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-20090224/
>>     * WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide:
>>       http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-implementation-20090224/
>>
>> Comments on these documents may be sent to public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
>> <mailto:public-pfwg-comments@w3.org?Subject=Comment%20on%20WAI-ARIA%20Role>.
>> Comments requiring discussion should be copied to wai-xtech@w3.org
>> <mailto:wai-xtech@w3.org>. Comments should be made by *24 March 2009*.
>> Comments received to date and current state of discussion may be
>> accessed from the PFWG tracking page on ARIA 1.0 Last Call comments at
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/track/products/12.
>>
>> The Protocols and Formats Working Group resolved to request publication
>> of these documents on 18 February 2009:
>> http://www.w3.org/2009/02/18-pf-minutes#item03. The Transition Request
>> for WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide is archived at
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2009JanMar/0032.html.
>>
>> Requirements for WAI-ARIA are set out in Roadmap for Accessible Rich
>> Internet Applications:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-aria-roadmap-20071019/. These requirements
>> do not address specific features but describe the overall problem
>> WAI-ARIA sets out to solve. It is the opinion of the Working Group that
>> the feature set accomplishes this.
>>
>> There have been no Formal Objections raised. Over the past year, the
>> PFWG engaged with members of the HTML WG, XHTML WG, SVG WG, and TAG
>> regarding how WAI-ARIA should be implemented in host languages, in a
>> manner that would be interoperable between XML-based languages (e.g.,
>> XHTML, SVG) and non XML-based languages (e.g., HTML 5). This required
>> compromise from all parties and would have been a cause of Formal
>> Objections were it not resolved.
>>
>> In light of the above, the following Working Groups are particularly
>> requested to review WAI-ARIA 1.0:
>>
>>     * HTML
>>     * XHTML
>>     * SVG
>>
>> Patent information related to these documents may be accessed from
>> http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/32212/status.
>>
>> Janina Sajka, WAI-PF Co-Chair
>>

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