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Re: ISSUE-35 (aria-processing): Need to define processing requirements for aria states and properties when used in html [HTML 5 spec]

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:37:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, HTML Issue Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>, Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0802211836050.6407@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, Simon Pieters wrote:
> Example: HTML4 has <h1> through <h6> elements to create sections and 
> headings. ARIA has role="section" and role="heading". How do they 
> integrate? How does a UA create the document outline? Does 
> role="heading" actually solve a problem when HTML is the host language?

On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, James Graham wrote:
> For example how will UAs handle markup like:
> <label for="a">Foo</label><span id="b">Bar</span><input id="a" 
> aria-labelledby="b">
> or
> <tr><th id="a" scope="row">Foo</th> <tr><td aria-describedby="a">

These examples and others of that nature are why I haven't merged the ARIA 
proposal into HTML5 yet, by the way. This is a blocker issue.

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