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Re: 'role' should be property

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 14:48:29 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060705250648t4ecadb03s3ce74eec64d76d6d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Cc: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>, public-html@w3.org

Hi Matthew,

>    Why can't be just standardize a way of using ARIA with HTML[1]?

The proposal you link to is very odd. :) The authors use @role in
other situations, such as XHTML, but for some reason not in HTML. I
think it might be caused by a problem with the W3C validator, which I
believe was incorrectly flagging documents with extra attributes as
being invalid (HTML says that extra attributes should just be
ignored). This probably led them to try to find another solution, but
I'm pretty certain that it is unnecessary and @role can easily be used
in HTML and XHTML.



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