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Re: ISSUE-85 anchor-roles partial Change Proposal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 02:35:00 -0700
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
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To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

Hi Steve,

It's ok to separately pursue the broader set of ARIA changes, but they seem out of scope for the existing ISSUE-85. I understand that the broader proposal has now been submitted as a bug report and so will wind its way through the system. In the meantime, your options are:

1) Update the ISSUE-85 change proposal with the required rationale, and then we can proceed with resolving this specific issue. If you intend to do that, please do so by July 15th.

2) If you do not care to update this Change Proposal, we will consider it abandoned. At that point, Ian's proposal for issue 85 will be the only one remaining, so we will issue a call for consensus on it.

If you definitely do not plan to update your existing Change Proposal further, it would be much appreciated if you could let us know.


On Jun 23, 2010, at 4:00 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> Hi sam,
> >This change proposal proposes a number of new values for a/@role, but only justifies a subset of these.  For example, there is no rationale provided for <a >role="scrollbar">.  Either the change proposal needs to be updated with more complete rationale, or scoped back to only permit the new values for which >rationale has been provided.
> At this time the Accessibility taskforce ARIA mapping subgroup is finalizing the spec text for a wholesale replacement of what is currently known as section 3.2.6 Annotations for assistive technology products (ARIA) in the HTML5 spec.
> The replacement can be found here: http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/HTML5/aria-html5-proposal.html NOTE this is still being edited and has NOT been presented to the accessibility taskforce for further discussion or a consensus decision. It is expected this will be ready for the taskforce to begin its review thursday 24th june. The accompanying change proposal will incorporate the changes requested and supersede the following change proposals:
> # Allow the a element to have ARIA role attribute values other than link http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ARIAonanchor
> # Change the title of the WAI-ARIA section of the HTML5 spec and provide advice about ARIA scope http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ariasection
> The new change proposal will provide a rationale for the changes in http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/HTML5/aria-html5-proposal.html
> Note: The new  change proposal will not provide attribute value by atrtibute value rationales for each cahnge from the current spec text, but a set of reasons for the overall changes. If rationales are requested at the level of each individual change to the current spec text, then it should also be requested that such rationales with the same level of detail be provided for the current spec text and ANY counter proposal. 

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