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Re: ARIA or RDFA?

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:23:43 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvQnJWuXp+AbN4MRHYJSpyoVUzrkstdhtJC0pyzLG=KhjQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
+1 to Richard

RDF is understood / popular in academic circles and of course TBL for the
semantic web but I don't think anywhere else such as general web dev
community.

We dev is complex enough already - just see recent posts by PPK and Bruce
Lawson :)

https://dev.opera.com/blog/on-a-moratorium-on-new-browser-features/


Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

On 3 August 2015 at 17:22, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> My experience is that many people simply don't understand RDF. It was a
> tremendous hurdle getting people to adopt and understand ARIA. Introducing
> yet another technology would be a significant undertaking.
>
>
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
>
> [image: Inactive hide details for "lisa.seeman" ---08/03/2015 09:50:15
> AM---Liddies proposal was to use RDFa whereever possible inplace]"lisa.seeman"
> ---08/03/2015 09:50:15 AM---Liddies proposal was to use RDFa whereever
> possible inplace of an aria extentionThe simplese case wo
>
> From: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
> To: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
> Date: 08/03/2015 09:50 AM
> Subject: ARIA or RDFA?
> ------------------------------
>
>
>
> Liddies proposal was to use RDFa whereever possible inplace of an aria
> extention
> The simplese case would look like
> <button type="button" property="http://scehma.org/coga/terms/save
> ">default</button>
> in place of
>
> <button type="button" aria-function="undo" >default</button>
>
>
> There are many ways to write it such as
> <body vocab="http://scehma.org/coga/terms ">
> <button type="button" property="save">default</button>
> this might make it harder for simple user agents to parse and manipulate
> it.  I also think in some cases it makes it more complex to use.
>
> I do not think  everything will work as RDFa such as aria-importance or
> aria-numberfree, so we would still be doing an aria extension.
>
>
> I think we should look at the metadata  and see if there is a more RDF
> compatible way to write it. However the linked data inline should be only
> for easyread alternatives.
>
> All the best
>
> Lisa Seeman
>
> *Athena ICT Accessibility Projects *
> <http://accessibility.athena-ict.com/>
> *LinkedIn* <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, *Twitter*
> <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>
>
>
>
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