Re: ARIA Proposal

On Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:11:19 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <>  

> I believe the requirements of the proposal we're talking about are:
>   1. The ability to specify a widget type.
>   2. The ability to specify a fallback widget type in case the
>      widget type is not supported.
>   3. The ability to specify widget properties.
>   4. The ability to do this consistently for both HTML and XHTML
>   5. The ability to also do this for other XML markup (SVG, etc.).
> Of these 1, 3, 4 and 5 are addressed by Simon's proposal  
> for ARIA. I would suggest we  
> address 2 by making role= an _ordered_ space-separated list of values  
> where the first value is used or, if it's not supported, the second,  
> etc. If none is supported the element has no widget type. This would  
> enable things like:
>    <div role="aol-buddylist list">
> (This fallback proposal is from Henri Sivonen if I remember correctly.)

I've changed the authoring definition to say ordered instead of unordered.

I've also updated the algorithm to support custom roles.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

Received on Monday, 1 October 2007 13:51:30 UTC