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Re: Confusion with spec name for "Accessible Name Computation"

From: Rich Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 14:56:45 -0500
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-Id: <337E5FEA-2B88-467C-913B-BC5C00972243@gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
We can discuss. This impact the SVG AAM as well. On Windows systems name is the appropriate term and it was first introduced in 1995. I would need to reeducate a lot of people at IBM too. 

Can you give us a link to where you found the concerns?



Rich Schwerdtfeger

> On May 12, 2016, at 2:31 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
> 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."
> Thanks,
> James Craig

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