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Re: [SVG 1.2T LC] lose the 'aria:' in role attribute examples using WAI-ARIA roles (ISSUE-2075)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:35:32 -0400
Message-ID: <48E19074.9090404@w3.org>
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
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Hi, Al-

Thanks for your comment.  I've added this to our Tracker as ISSUE-2075,
and the SVG WG will discuss it and get back to you soon.

-Doug, on behalf of the SVG WG

Al Gilman wrote (on 9/28/08 4:47 PM):
> Reference: string-search for all instances of 'aria:' in
> the one-page version of the 15 September 2008 draft
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-SVGMobile12-20080915/single-page.html
> Repair may be implemented by removing the initial substring 'aria:' from
> the indicated symbols.
> The WAI-ARIA approach for indicating role values that are defined
> in the WAI-ARIA spec is that they appear without a colon-ized prefix.
> <quote
> cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/#ua_role">
> The rules of the host language are used to detect that an element has an
> attribute with attribute name of "role" and to identify the attribute
> value string for that attribute.
> The attribute value string for that attribute is broken into a sequence
> of whitespace-free substrings by separating on whitespace.
> The substrings are compared in a case-sensitive comparison with all the
> names of concrete ARIA roles as defined above.
> The first such substring in textual order that matches the name of a
> concrete ARIA role is the name of the applicable ARIA role.
> </quote>
> Now, WAI-ARIA is a work in progress, but that is the current state of
> our host-language implementation approach and I don't expect that part
> to change.
> As these role names appear in an informative capacity in examples, I
> don't believe this change affects conformance to the subject spec and so
> should not upset the implementation report status.
> Al
> /me, no PFWG consensus implied -- for early warning
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