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Re: Proposal: ARIA-ROLE & CSS definition integration

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:08:06 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230901c474fcfec033@[10.100.0.25]>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, public-html@w3.org, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
At 3:18 PM -0700 6/10/08, James Craig wrote:
>On Jun 9, 2008, at 1:04 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>
>>At 2:26 PM -0400 6/9/08, Al Gilman wrote:
>>
>>>[radically reducing distribution; please feel free to copy to anyone who
>>>needs a copy]
>>>
>>
>>[I put it back on the public lists as I think its important to try 
>>to converge on terminology.]
>>
>>>
>>>On 9 Jun 2008, at 11:16 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>Can anyone briefly explain what is meant by "ARIA 
>>>><em>semantics</em>" (my emphasis),
>>>>
>>>
>>>"This object has the focus," "this option is selected," etc.
>>>
>>>See, for example
>>>
>>><http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-primer/#new_provisions>http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-primer/#new_provisions
>>>
>>
>>OK, thanks. Just for the record, that isn't the way that the word 
>>is used in Semantic Web discussions.
>>
>
>I used the term loosely to refer to semantics (little 's') like 
>roles (main, navigation, combobox, slider, etc.), states, (busy, 
>invalid, disabled, etc.), and properties (controls, 
>activedescendent, valuemax, etc.).

Clearly we live in different worlds. Whatever you are talking about 
here, its not what the semantic web is talking about.  The 's' word 
evidently has multiple meanings. Which is fine, as long as we don't 
get our wires crossed.

Best wishes.

Pat

>James


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