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Re: Next steps for the ARIA syntax discussion

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 15:40:25 +0100
To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-xhtml2@w3.org" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b8wybtyue.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Simon Pieters writes:

> The test results document says:
>
>    I discovered that at least some of the apparent failures of the :-based
>    markup versions of Henri's tests did not arise from the material under
>    test, but from accidental properties of the text matrix.
>
>     -- http://www.w3.org/XML/2008/04/ARIA-Testing/
>
> But what this referred to turned out to be a bug in a Firefox beta
> that  was unrelated to the colon and the dash:
>
> HST wrote:
>> I did that as well, but what I was referring to was the "Script did
>> not  run" reports against Firefox, which had nothing to do with :
>> vs. -.
>
>  -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Apr/0242.html
>
> It should be quite obvious that something that is unrelated to the
> colon  and the dash should not affect the choice of the colon and the
> dash.

Someone looking at that data [1] to see if colon worked would see a
result suggesting that it didn't, which could be _quite_ misleading,
if they didn't notice that dash _also_ didn't work in the same case.

ht

[1] http://simon.html5.org/test/aria/colon-vs-dash/
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