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Re: <dialog> and the

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 21:49:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, public-pfwg-comments@w3.org, "Cain, Sally" <sally.cain@rnib.org.uk>, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf-request@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
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On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Janina Sajka wrote:
> I should add that we actually raised changing this in the ARIA spec a 
> few months ago, but we got massive kickback from our implementers.
> I didn't mean to come off so brusque -- Sorry about that.

No offense taken.

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> The term dialog has been used in accessibility API for well over a 
> decade and is a common short name for a dialog box found in GUIs. We 
> also wanted something shorter than dialog_box. This was our rationale.

Fair enough.

> We appreciate that. We now have considerable implementation support at 
> this time and developers who have used it are happy with it.

No worries. I don't think the conflict will be that problematic in 
practice anyway.

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