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Re: suggest deprecating alertdialog role in ARIA 1.1

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:21:46 +0100
Message-ID: <5049A08A.8040301@cfit.ie>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Marco Zehe <marco.zehe@googlemail.com>, James Teh <jamie@nvaccess.org>
Steve Faulkner wrote:
>> From a discussion ensuing after I filed a bug against Firefox [1], it
> appears that the alertdialog role is not differentiated from
> role=dialog  by AT, and not interoperably implemented in a meaningful
> sense. If this is the case I would suggest it be removed from ARIA as
> it does not appear to be useful.

FWIW, it may be better to have one role for a dialog, whether its 
role="dialog" or a role="alertdialog" - the former being a better 
generic form. So +1

Cheers

Josh
Received on Friday, 7 September 2012 07:22:17 GMT

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