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Re: ARIA in HTML -- a new FAQ, and a proposal

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 14:46:11 +0200
To: "Aaron M Leventhal" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ty1229k1idj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2.palace.opera.no>

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:22:50 +0200, Aaron M Leventhal  
<aleventh@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Firefox will check for the role attribute in this order:
> 1. Unnamespaced role, but this kind is only checked if text/html or
> application/xhtml+xml (not checked in XUL or SVG)

Do you mean only for HTML elements or elements in the  
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace? (I don't see any reason why role  
attributes in no namespace on elements in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml  
namespace should not work in XUL or SVG host documents.)

> 2. http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml  (we still need to support this as it's
> officially part of the XHTML role attribute module, and I believe it is
> being used out there right now. Our current crop of examples uses that.)

The XHTML role attribute module seems to be a bit confused on this point,  
but AFAICT the intent of the spec is to have the role attribute be in no  
namespace for elements in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace (e.g.  
the attribute is in no namespace in all examples in the spec). Can you  
point to any existing content that relies on this to be supported?

> 3. http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2
> We go from least obscure to most obscure in our priority.


> [...]

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Saturday, 22 September 2007 12:46:44 UTC

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