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Re: Design question about formats based on XHTML 2

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:54:27 -0500
Message-ID: <44F57C73.8010600@aptest.com>
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
CC: www-html@w3.org

Or, in other words, @role; its not just for accessibility any more (sm).

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> On 29/08/06, Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> Shane,
>> If you are saying that the "role" can be used by anybody for anything
>> they want you will effectively generate significant disadvantage for the
>> accessible community. A property that needs to be supported by browsers
>> and other systems to help the assistive technology tools will be so
>> flooded with other uses/misuses that there will be negative impact on
>> those who need to rely on that functionality to use web content.
>> I hope that the meaning of roles remains exactly as it is worded below
>> and is not changed to be defined as "all things for all people".
> The key to @role is QNames and their implied expansion to a resource
> identifier, and so to the world of RDF. In that sense they can be "all
> things to all people", and the disambiguation comes via the taxonomies
> that Shane referred to.
> Regards,
> Mark

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