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ISSUE-587 aria-active or overloading aria-selected (Was: Suggested ARIA state)

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:17:08 -0800
Cc: richschwer@gmail.com, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-id: <559564A5-F363-4A4F-A57B-337C45352859@apple.com>
To: lwatson@paciellogroup.com
Being tracked as:

ISSUE-587: Consider allowing the aria-selected state on any focusable element, or add a new attr like aria-active
https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/track/issues/587


On Jan 24, 2014, at 2:38 AM, Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com> wrote:

> Rich,
>  
> A little while ago I re-surfaced the idea of an ARIA state that would indicate the currently selected page within a collection or step within a process [1]. The idea developed through the thread [2].
>  
> The idea is for an attribute (possibly aria-active or aria-current) that could be applied to a link. Possible values for the attribute would include “step” and “page”.
>  
> For example:
>  
> <ul>
>    <li><a href="home.html">Home</a></li>
>    <li><a href="about.html" aria-active="page">About us</a></li>
>    <li><a href="contact.html">Contact us</a></li>
> </ul>
>  
> Or:
>  
> <ol>
>    <li><a href="name.html">Provide your name</a></li>
>    <li><a href="address.html" aria-active="step">Provide your address</a></li>
>    <li><a href="phone.html">Provide your phone number</a></li>
> </ol>
>  
> As Matt King pointed out, programmatically indicating this information is currently achieved through less than ideal design patterns (3].
> I should have asked earlier in the week, but Doug’s email reminded me. If there is time at the F2F meeting, perhaps this idea could be looked at for ARIA 1.1?
>  
> Léonie.
>  
> [1] http://www.w3.org/mid/023101cecbfc$e7f2cfd0$b7d86f70$@tink.co.uk
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg/2013Oct/0065.html
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg/2013Oct/0072.html
> The Paciello Group.
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