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Re: Meeting with SVG, XHTML, WAI people to move forward on ARIA as a cross cutting technology

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 22:39:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710182229350.19595@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> I think we should figure out a clean way to do ARIA in particular and 
> not to try to establish a new generalized namespacing mechanism.

I agree, and it's not clear to me how we even ended up considering a new 
generalized namespacing mechanism here.

I consider the use of an underscore in the "aria" attribute names to be 
unacceptable from an HTML5 point of view, for the reasons I detailed in my 
last e-mail in this thread. I have not seen any rational and valid 
arguments against using the hyphen. I would also be happy with no 
delimiter at all (ariadisabled, ariachecked).

On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> underscore works fine too and we don't run into the hyphen problem in 
> SVG.

The underscore _doesn't_ work fine too, for the reasons I listed in my 
earlier e-mail in this thread. On the other hand, the hyphen works 
absolutely fine in SVG, indeed it is how SVG works in general -- almost 
all its attributes are hyphen separated! Any attributes we add to that 
namespace *should* use hyphens specifically for that reason.

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