[WAI-ARIA embedding] out-of-date references to using namespaces in Primer


<DanC> (hmm... above that aria-haspopup example it says "To pull in  
this information we again use namepaces to extend XHTML. " Color me  
befuddled and perflexed.)



Note the editorial note in the Editor's draft
> Read 2 sentences previous. Is that namespace sentence still true?

The answer to this question is, 'No.'

Thanks for catching this legacy language in the document.  It is no  
correct.  It's left over via cut and paste editing from an earlier  
of the Roadmap when we were based in XHTML 1.1 and had a not-so-hot  
to insertion in text/html.

history (kindness of DanC):


The ARIA design started by developing a vocabulary using fully
qualified URIs so as not to squat on anyone else's namespace.


but as the design matured, interactions between ARIA and
the HTML-as-she-are-spoke host language dominated the
business of getting the value of ARIA into the hands of
the most authors.


history (kindness of TimBL):

TBL: A different and perhaps worse problem. They originally had an  
ordered set of tokens in the class field. First of all, class is  
already unordered. I suggested they use attributes and this is the  



PS: Editors, please pick up the editors' note and strike the sentence.

Received on Saturday, 3 May 2008 15:42:03 UTC