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Re: addition of HTML role requirement mappings

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:24:06 -0800
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
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To: Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>
Are you saying grids are the bloat, or the 1:1 mappings against html:table is the bloat?

On Feb 21, 2014, at 9:38 AM, Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com> wrote:

> If table and table cell ARIA roles are supposed to be a part of browser implementation then it looks like spec overbloating with no usecase.
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> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I think this illustrates that we need to get table and cell roles in soon for ARIA 1.1. cell and gridcell can probably just be aliases, but table and grid are semantically different.
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> On Feb 21, 2014, at 5:17 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hi all, 
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>> hixie has added some role requirements and restrictions in the whatwg spec that will  soon come up for cherry picking [1] to the HTML 5.1 spec.
>> previously we determined that some of the following were not appropriate, so am asking for ARIA folk to review:
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>> note: implementers MUST map to these roles and authors are restricted to applying the roles listed for each element (authors can also apply role=presentation).
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>> strong semantics: 
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>> table element     grid role
>> tbody element     rowgroup role
>> td element     gridcell role
>> tfoot element     rowgroup role
>> thead element     rowgroup role
>> tr element     row role 
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>> th element     gridcell role     Role must be either columnheader, rowheader, or gridcell
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>> [1] https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/5b5ad72b8e7bb36ab863effc942829eef82fe3c4#commitcomment-5449710
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>> Regards
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>> SteveF
>> HTML 5.1
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