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Re: HTML 5 integration issues

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:33:50 -0400 (EDT)
To: <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>, <wai-liaison@w3.org>
Cc: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, <mjs@apple.com>
Message-Id: <20080312213350.F004035F7@centaur.cnc.net>
   aloha, all! aaron wrote, quote: For LC I suspect
that HTML 5 integration questions like the one Maciej
had (and similar ones I saw on the whatwg list) will
be asked of us. unquote why are such questions NOT
being asked of PF through either the w3c-wai-pf list,
or -- better -- public-pfwg-comments@w3.org, a publicly
archived list... why are those posting about ARIA
to the whatwg list NOT being pointed to public-pfwg-comments?
ARIA has already been held hostage to artificial constraints
and outside pressures -- while we must consider how
ARIA will work within HTML5, the point of ARIA 1.0
is to deal with today's and yesterday's web, not the
as-yet-undetermined tomorrow of HTML5 -- if HTML5
developers have problems with ARIA, they should: a)
take them to PF via the public pf comments list b)
log all such concerns on an ARIA 2.0 issues list c)
not expect, nor demand, that ARIA's progress through
W3C process is retarded by theoretical objections
-- last time i checked, HTML5 is only in its first
public working draft, there is very little consensus
on many key issues (forms anyone?) so HTML5 clearly
has a dependency to BOTH support ARIA and to make
as much of ARIA 1.0 redundant through native HTML5
mechanisms... d) cease and desist spreading unfounded
conclusions about ARIA and its relationship to HTML5
and to pose any queries about ARIA and HTML5 in the
proper forum -- public-pfwg-comments or wai-xtech
ARIA 1.0 SHOULD not and MUST not be bound or limited
by the gordian knot into which HTML5 is currently
twisted -- yes, the question of integration is important,
but that discussion MUST be a dialog and not merely
an extended inquiry into whether ARIA integration
is worth the cost, in the words of HTML WG Issue 35:

 -- "He who lives on Hope, dies farting." -- Benjamin
Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack -- Gregory J. Rosmaita,
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