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[Bug 10066] replace section 3.2.6 with the alternative spec text provided

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Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:59:35 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-08-22 12:59:35 ---

Thanks, Steve, your comments here are very helpful. I believe the bug should be
ready for action by the editor now. I have comments on just one of these:

(In reply to comment #14)
> > details - changed from no role to "button" role
> from reading the spec we concluded that details may have a default role of
> button as it is likely to be the element a user will interact with to show/hide
> the details content.

That doesn't seem quite right to me. <details> is intended to be presented much
like a "disclosure triangle" control on Mac OS X, it includes an affordance
indicating the presence of details, the label inside the <summary> element, and
the actual details content. I don't think this acts like a button - most of it
(the details part) will not even react to clicks. I don't think there is an
appropriate ARIA role for this whole element, although it could be presented
via assistive technologies as a compound control which among other things
includes a button.

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