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[Bug 10645] Add a modal element, or attribute, to html5 to indicate a modal segment of the DOM (modal dialog)

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John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> changed:

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--- Comment #7 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>  2010-09-21 00:15:19 ---
After some external discussion, I believe the general consensus is that this
would best be expressed as an attribute, and I believe that the title of this
bug should be modified to reflect this. 


http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Sep/0477.html (Chaals

Summation of a back-and forth discussion between myself and Gez Lemon:
  "@johnfoliot The role is most likely to be dialog; modal is definitely not a
role, but the state of the object." - Gez Lemon 

  "@johnfoliot I wouldn't want either: it's not a role (element or role
attribute), it's a state, which should be an attribute." - Gez Lemon
(twitter references likely to disappear in time)

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