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revert request for http://html5.org/r/6574

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:08:08 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmdDr9JW+YM-VjGWp9BbPPULKGZ_rnCNMt=1=MFdL_wUw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
The editor made changes in the conformance ARIA role conformance
requirements on 2011-09-23:

http://html5.org/r/6574 <http://html5.org/r/6574%20>

This change contradicts the HTML working group consensus decision:

The  associated bug
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13291simply states:

"it doesn't make sense for <button> to be exposed as a link or radio button;
it would just confuse users told to "click the button" "

no further rationale was provided for the change.

I therefore request a revert of the change.

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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