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Re: 48-Hour CfC to publish an HTML-A11Y heartbeat draft

From: Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:46:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFz-FYww5X8FUL33XOVpZ1JntRzrRepMR9hEMzuhXGt528FO=w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Cc: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
I enthusiastically support this document. Well done!

I have just two minor comments, but nothing that needs to block publication
of this draft.

* I don't quite understand the "Add ARIA inline or via script" section.
It'd be helpful to explain why exactly it would not be "safe" to use ARIA
inline. Obviously if an ARIA attribute is something that dynamically
changes, like aria-checked or aria-activedescendant, it should be modified
by a script. But if that's the main concern, why not just say so
explicitly? What are the specific concerns about adding ARIA inline in a
context where scripting is disabled?

* For role=application, I basically agree with the advice, but it would be
helpful to start the section with a high-level explanation of how some
screen readers behave, for context - without needing to reference another
source. It'd also be good to note that many screen readers essentially
don't behave differently at all (like VoiceOver or ChromeVox).

- Dominic

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:

> Colleagues:
>
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish a heartbeat draft of the
> following HTML-A11Y Task Force publication:
>
>         Using WAI-ARIA in HTML
>         http://htmlwg.org/heartbeat/WD-aria-in-html-20130822/
>
> As always, please respond to this email with any objections, edits
> questions, or concerns.  Silence will be taken to mean there is no
> objection, but positive responses are welcome. If there are no
> objections by end of business Boston Time Monday 23 September, this
> resolution will carry.
>
> Janina
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