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Re: Questions arising from ARIA/HTML5 integration

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 19:43:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909041939440.26930@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 4 Sep 2009, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> >>

(picking this example more or less at random; the same applies to the 
other issues too:)

> >> <caption>
> >> is mapped to platform API as the accessible name of a table
> >How do I denote this in the spec?
> why do you want to denote it?

Becuase I thought that was what needed doing with respect to integrating 
ARIA. If I am mistaken I am happy to remove the table of mappings. I have 
no personal opinion on the matter, I'm just trying to do whatever is the 
right thing by ARIA.

> are you planning to provide a mapping for every element and attribute in 
> the spec to an accessibility API?

I'm planning on doing whatever you and other accessibility experts tell me 
should be done. What should be done?

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