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RE: aria-ISSUE-1028 (SeparatorNotWidget): Separator is a structure but the description says it can be interactive [ARIA 1.1]

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 15:26:19 -0700
To: "'Rich Schwerdtfeger'" <richschwer@gmail.com>, "'White, Jason J'" <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: "'Joanmarie Diggs'" <jdiggs@igalia.com>, "'ARIA Working Group'" <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001801d1b2e6$a21bfb20$e653f160$@Gmail.com>
During the call, we found a way to address the issue that the group saw as containable. Revised text is on its way.


From: Rich Schwerdtfeger [mailto:richschwer@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:06 PM
To: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>; Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs@igalia.com>; ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Subject: Re: aria-ISSUE-1028 (SeparatorNotWidget): Separator is a structure but the description says it can be interactive [ARIA 1.1]


We need to lock ARIA down. This issue was brought in too late. I don't see this important enough to hold up html 5.1 and svg2.



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On May 19, 2016, at 1:45 PM, White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org <mailto:jjwhite@ets.org> > wrote:



From: Matt King [mailto:a11ythinker@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:42 PM

My minimum proposal is to get rid of the language that causes readers to falsely believe you could use separator as a splitter widget. Then, at least we can prevent incorrect use of a structural role.


Concretely, this would entail omission of the “moveable separator

between two regions in a split pane” example. It could be argued in any case that a moveable separator would need to be assigned a widget role and therefore is not a genuine instance of the separator structural role as presently defined.


While I think Matt’s proposal to introduce a new widget role for this purpose is reasonable, I agree with Rich that now is not the time for its introduction.




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