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Proposal: simple annotation semantics with aria-detailstype

From: Aaron Leventhal <aleventhal@google.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 14:26:06 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+1LECQD9DUtMAvpDLwh7dBFbXv+12SUeo9h89xinkAmn_-MmQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
People on the W3C call today weren't too sure about using the role on the
target of aria-details, in order to specify the type of annotation. Here's
an alternate proposal:

Use aria-details + optional aria-detailstype on the same element with one
of the following values:
assessing, classifying, commenting, describing (default), editing,
highlighting, identifying, linking, moderating, questioning, replying,
These values are imported from web annotations motivation vocabulary, but
ARIA can eventually add additional types such as "breakpoint" for web-based
code editors.

This is still very simple to implement in browsers, AAM's and AT's. It also
doesn't lead to an expansion of roles, and is more self-describing than
using the role, which probably seems like ARIA black magic that only a few
would know about.

Do people like it?

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