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Re: ARIA Test Cases 86 and 87 are invalid

From: Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:41:40 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+epNsfQbtNZSdE=arFL16oRTCeL60TUi0orKTwcK=Jon-WHMw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, David Bolter <dbolter@mozilla.com>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
selection follows the focus in my understanding means: when focused
item is changed then previously focused (unfocused) item gets
aria-selected="false", currently focused item gets
aria-selected="true", in other words, only focused item is selected.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Hi Rich, et al.
> I wrote a reply on another thread, but I think it's apropos here. Also,
> adding David B to the To: list.
> Rich wrote:
>> the UAIG in section 5.8.3 has mappings for selection following focus and
>> for when the author sets aria-selected directly. Michael and I discussed
>> this and we agree that you appear to have added an additional requirement
>> beyond the ARIA spec. that selection MUST follow focus for gridcells and
>> rows in a grid.
> That's not how I interpret it.  The section in 5.8.3 concerns multiple
> selection situations.  The associated table's left hand column is labelled
> "Scenario".  That has the sense of a conditional.  Thus, it does NOT say
> "selection MUST follow focus". What it says is "*If* selection follow focus,
> then the user agent MUST fire the following events".
> Of course, my reading might be wrong.  I didn't write this section. It was
> there long before I became editor.  Could those who were there chime in?
> Also, I don't know precisely what "selection follows focus" means. One
> possibility is if the author adds an onfocus script that sets aria-selected
> to "true" -- would that qualify as "selection follows focus"?
> --
> ;;;;joseph.
> 'A: After all, it isn't rocket science.'
> 'K: Right. It's merely computer science.'
>              - J. D. Klaun -
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