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RE: Initial draft of aria-linktype (RESEND)

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:22:05 +0000
To: Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs@igalia.com>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BY2PR0701MB19901EA4DE8C8E9F51683490ABA90@BY2PR0701MB1990.namprd07.prod.outlook.com>
This is an interesting proposal. Wouldn't it be better just to define four roles in the ontology that inherit their properties from the link role? It seems you are introducing a secondary attribute that contains what is really role information. (It's an enumeration, unlike aria-roledescription). Thus role="detailslink|commentlink|..." would be the alternative.

Another opton would be to have a global ARIA mechanism for subcategorizing roles, but it isn't clear what the advantage would be if everyone has to implement it (one might as well just carry the information in more specific roles).

I suppose one could argue that the proposed property isn't characterizing the role of the link object but only its destination. One could call it aria-linkdest to make that point clearer. How one interacts with it and its effect are the same regardless of the type of destination, so there could be merit in that argument.


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