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Michael Cooper, PFWG Staff Contact

Comment 277: toolbar example
Date: 2009-07-07
Archived at:
Relates to: WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices - 2.  General Steps for Building an Accessible Widget with ARIA <>
Status: Accepted proposal

Your comment:
------------- (as of July

7, 2009) uses <div role="toolbar"> as an example.

As stated under step 2, subsection (or dt) "supported states and

properties", this role does not have any directly supported states or

properties.   aria-multiselectable would apply to a listbox, but not

to a toolbar.

However, the boxed example immediately following begins with

    <div role="toolbar" multiselectable="false"

which strongly suggests that the multiselectable property is still

Response from the Working Group:
You are correct, this property is not relevant and we have removed it from
the example.

Received on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 00:31:20 UTC