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RE: Agenda: May 5, 2016 WAI-ARIA Working Group

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 08:30:26 -0700
To: "'Joseph Scheuhammer'" <clown@alum.mit.edu>, <public-aria@w3.org>, "'Richard Schwerdtfeger'" <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Message-ID: <000e01d1a6e3$0ccb92b0$2662b810$@Gmail.com>
I am working on incorporating similar language in the branch in the agenda.

Active descendant needed a little more love in some other ways too ... working on edits now.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Scheuhammer [mailto:clown@alum.mit.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:58 AM
To: public-aria@w3.org; Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: Agenda: May 5, 2016 WAI-ARIA Working Group

On 2016-05-02 2:40 PM, Rich Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> Agenda: May 5, 2016 WAI-ARIA Working Group
> ...
> 3. Action 1743: aria-activedescendant on application (20 minutes *max* 
> discussion) Matt
> 	- https://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/track/actions/1743- Proposal:
> https://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/action-1743/aria/aria.html#aria-activedesc
> endant-
> Proposal:
> https://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/action-1743/aria/aria.html#application

I was asked to update the definition of aria-activedescendant for combobox designs where it does not actually point to a descendant (part of action-1490).  The changes were made in this branch:
see the last paragraph before the characteristics table.

The added paragraph repeated below:
A special use case is a combobox where its text input field has DOM focus, and that input element uses aria-activedescendant to reference the currently active item within the combobox's popup. In one use case, the text entry field has role="combobox" whereas, in a second case, it is a textbox. Regardless, the element referenced by aria-activedescendant is not in fact a descendant of the text entry.
Nonetheless, aria-activedescendant is treated by user agents as the active descendant of the combobox.


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