ISSUE-129: replace or modify the ARIA section of the HTML5 spec [HTML 5 spec]

ISSUE-129: replace or modify the ARIA section of the HTML5 spec [HTML 5 spec]

Raised by: Steve Faulkner
On product: HTML 5 spec

The current ARIA section of the HTML5 specification contains normative and informative text for which the HTML WG has not reached consensus. In an effort to resolve the issues amicably, individual bugs have been raised. The following bugs have not been resolved and it is considered that further discussion in bugzilla will not result in them being resolved, so they are being added to an overarching ARIA issue as agreed to by the chairs:

Bug 10450 -Allow lists to be used as menus or tab sets

Bug 10903 -provide an introduction to wai-aria in the wai aria section of the spec

Bug 10444 -ARIA section does not list elements that have no default role or role restrictions
related to 
Bug 10603 -Clarify what default roles UAs may assign to elements not listed in the ARIA section

Bug 10448 -Consider broadening the set of allowed roles for command elements

Bug 10449 -Consider allowing various command-like ARIA roles for h1-h6

Bug 10462 -merge ARIA mapping tables and list

Bug 10481 -Default role of <IMG> should be "img"

Bug 10493 -"ARIA restricts usage of this role to one per page" is an unclear statement

Bug 10592 -"h1 to h6 element that does have an hgroup ancestor" not listed in ARIA section

Bug 10594 -conforming use of various aria attributes not specified

An alternative to what is in the spec or an addition if not currently specified, will be provided in an alternative spec text (
rationales for  changes/additions will be provided in a change proposal (

Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:01:22 UTC