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ARIA and CURIE "clarification"

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 18:51:11 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20080612175031.M19765@hicom.net>


ARIA roles are applied to an element with the "role" attribute. This 
attribute is derived from the XHTML Role Attribute Module 
[XHTML-ROLES] but is not technically an actual usage of that 
specification. As in the XHTML Role Attribute Module, this attribute 
is in no namespace. However, values of the attribute are not CURIEs 
[CURIE], but simply strings.

The role attribute indicates what type of object the element 
represents. The value of this attribute is the name of a role in 
this specification (including roles defined in the XHTML Role 
Attribute Module that are imported into the ARIA specification - 
see Landmark Roles inherited from the XHTML Role Attribute Module).



4.4.6.  Landmark Roles Inherited from the XHTML Role Attribute Module

This section includes roles imported from the XHTML Role Attribute 
Module [XHTML-ROLES, Section 4]. These roles are included here in 
order to make them clearly part of the ARIA Role taxonomy. Role 
descriptions are taken from the description provided in the XHTML 
Role Attribute Module. 

Roles in this section include:

    * article
    * banner
    * complementary
    * contentinfo
    * main
    * navigation
    * search

 * XHTML Role Module: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-role
 * CURIEs: http://www.w3.org/TR/curie
 * ARIA (public editors' version): http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria
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