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Re: Should versus MUST within the ARIA spec regarding interactive widgets?

From: Marco Zehe <mzehe@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:05:39 +0100
Message-ID: <548EB273.5090703@mozilla.com>
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
#100 to that!


On 15.12.2014 09:59, Bryan Garaventa wrote:
> I was reading through the spec, 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/
> and noticed that within all of the interactive widget roles, such as Menu, Menubar, Listbox, Grid, etc., the following text is used:
> "authors SHOULD manage focus of descendants for all instances of this role, as described in Managing Focus."
> However, in section 2.3 Managing Focus, at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/#managingfocus
> It states:
> "Content authors are required to manage focus on the following container roles:" ... Which is missing Tablist/Tab by the way.
> So, regarding the use of SHOULD, it appears that managing focus for these widget types is optional?
> Personally, it would make more sense to make this a MUST, because I see way too many developers adding ARIA attributes and completely ignoring the necessary scripting behaviors to make them work properly.
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