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Confusion with spec name for "Accessible Name Computation"

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 12:31:42 -0700
Message-Id: <9AA09F8A-D6A5-42A7-8E31-28D1E8EF158F@apple.com>
To: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>

I've heard some confusion recently that the spec name for "Accessible Name Computation" does not match the property usage ("aria-label", "aria-labelledby", HTML <label>, etc.) The concern is that "name" means different things in some accessibility APIs and @name means something else entirely in HTML.

Will you consider changing the spec title to one of the following:

 - "Accessible Label Computation" 
 - "Text Alternative Computation"

Or another spec title that doesn't have associated baggage of "Name."

James Craig
Received on Thursday, 12 May 2016 19:32:12 UTC

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