Re: Disappointing change in HTML5ís WAI-ARIA section

I have tweaked the initial wording in the note:

it now reads:

"Authors are encouraged to make use of the
following documents for guidance on using ARIA in HTML beyond that
which is provided in this section:"

hope you find this is a more productive statement.



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On 6 April 2013 21:30, Leif Halvard Silli

> Steve has added the following to the top of the WAI-ARIA section of
> HTML5: [1]
> ]]
>   The primary audience for this section is user agent and conformance
> checker implementers. It contains incomplete guidance for authors.
> Authors are advised to make use of the following documents for guidance
> on using ARIA in HTML:
>  * Using WAI-ARIA in HTML - A practical guide for developers on how to
> to add accessibility information to HTML elements using the Accessible
> Rich Internet Applications specification [ARIA]. In particular the
> Recommendations Table provides a complete reference for authors as to
> which ARIA roles, states and properties are appropriate to use on each
> HTML element.
>  * WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices - An author's guide to
> understanding and implementing Accessible Rich Internet Applications
> [[
> Comments:
> * It feels unproductive to have a section which effectively says
> "please look somewhere else". This is dangerous for a spec to do.
> * If is true that it is not for authors, then why is HTML5ís WAI-ARIA
> section included in the HTML5 Authors View version of the spec?[3]
> * The logical consequence of the above addition, is that HTML5ís
> section on how to author the @alt attribute for img elements [2], gets
> a similar 'please look somewhere else' section. That is, practically
> speaking, that it gets a pointer to Steveís document on how to author
> @alt for images.
> * Comparing 'incomplete guidance for authors' in first paragraph with
> 'practical guide for developers' in first list item, it makes me wonder
> whether 'authors' and 'developers' is the same thing.
> * I am positive about 'Using WAI-ARIA in HTML' document. But I am not
> positive if it is used to avoid tackling problems in HTML5 proper.[4]
> I send this message to this list, rather than opening bugs because, as
> I believe I have shown above, the above cited section has a little bit
> too many issue connected to itself.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> --
> leif halvard silli

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