Response to your comments on Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0

Dear Henri Sivonen:

Thank you for your comments on the 18 January 2011 Candidate Recommendation
of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0
( The Protocols and
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Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG Staff Contact

Comment 357: "Any real numerical value" is not properly defined
Date: 2011-05-24
Archived at: UNSET
Relates to: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 - 6.2.4. Value <>
Status: Proposal not accepted

Your comment:
The spec doesn't say what the syntax for "Any real numerical value" is. As
a result, it's impossible to determine, which of these would be valid:

Response from the Working Group:
The syntax for expression of numerical values is not defined in ARIA
because this is left to the host language. HTML 5 would be able to use your
syntax for HTML implementations. The "State and Property Attribute
section states this: "State and property attributes are included in host
languages, and therefore syntax for representation of their value types is
governed by the host language."

Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:24:24 UTC