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Re: ACTION-1490 updates for March 17 ARIA caucus

From: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:40:51 -0400
To: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56EAC1F3.3080707@alum.mit.edu>
Hi Matt,

I have three editorial suggestions.

First, the end of the first sentence is "... that can dynamically popup 
to help the user set the value of the textbox".  "Popup" is not a verb.  
How about:  "... that is shown dynamically in a popup to help the user 
set the value of the textbox".

Secondly, in the section on aria-autocomplete, the value table is 
ordered "both", "inline", "list".  "Both" is described in terms of 
"list" and "inline".  It might be easier to understand if the order was 
"inline", "list", and then "both" since that order builds up to the 
combination of inline and list.

Thirdly, the description of the "list" value begins "A list of choices 
...".  In this case, the options in the list are more than just choices, 
since they complete what the user has already entered.  How about:  "A 
list of predictions ...", or "A list of suggestions ...".

On 2016-03-16 8:59 PM, Matt King wrote:
> I posted the following comment in action 1490 describing revisions to 
> the previous proposal for combobox.
> Changes made as a result of March 10, 2016 meeting
> Note: The revised combobox proposal is now in branch action1490-combobox:
> http://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/action1490-combobox/aria/aria.html#combobox
> The branch includes the following changes as a result of the Mar 10 
> discussion.
> 1. Revised definition so that it does not imply that listbox and grid 
> are classified as popups as opposed to elements that popup.
> 2. elivated the following normative aria-autocomplete statement from 
> author SHOULD to author MUST:
> If the combobox provides autocompletion behavior for the text input as 
> described in aria-autocomplete,
> authors MUST set aria-autocomplete on the textbox element to the value 
> that corresponds to the provided behavior.
> 3. Added an author MUST statement that restricts the role of the popup 
> element to listbox, tree, grid, or dialog.
> And, correspondingly added listbox, tree, grid, and dialog as required 
> owned elements.
> Matt King


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