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Re: [1.2T LC] WAI-ARIA use of @role as discussed under 'extensible metadata attributes' (ISSUE-2074)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:27:26 -0400
Message-ID: <48E18E8E.1050507@w3.org>
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
CC: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-pf@w3.org PF" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>

Hi, Al-

Thanks for your comment.  I've added this to our Tracker as ISSUE-2074,
and we'll discuss it and get back to you soon.

-Doug, on behalf of the SVG WG

Al Gilman wrote (on 9/28/08 8:12 PM):
> ** proposed change
> * reference
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-SVGMobile12-20080915/single-page.html#metadata-MetadataAttributes
> * from
> When used with ARIA, the 'role' attribute must be one of a specific set
> of keywords from the ARIA ontology, and to be most effective, needs to
> be used in conjunction with other attributes defined by ARIA, each with
> a specific set of corresponding values relevant to the particular role.
> * to
> When SVG is used with WAI-ARIA, some of the strings in the list in the
> 'role' attribute value may match one or more values designated as role
> names in that specification.  In this case, WAI-ARIA defines additional
> processing for the elements bearing these 'role' values including
> requirements for the use of further WAI-ARIA-defined attributes.  Note
> that this processing does not interfere with host language processing,
> but supplements it with regard to the mapping of content to
> accessibility APIs.
> [suggested hyperlinking: link the first instance of WAI-ARIA in this
> paragraph to an entry in the references section which itself leads to
> the 'latest version' link on the Technical Reports page.  Whatever you
> work out with the Comm Team is fine, here.]
> Al
> /me, no PFWG consensus implied -- for early warning
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