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48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC); Revisiting ARIA 1.0 Comment #424

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:34:30 -0500
To: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140129213430.GT7458@concerto.rednote.net>
Colleagues:

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) on a proposed updated response to
Comment #424 on the ARIA 1.0 specification:

 https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/comments/details?comment_id=424

A RESOLUTION for a revised response was recorded during the regular weekly PF
teleconference as logged at:

https://www.w3.org/2014/01/29-pf-minutes.html#item06

The proposed updated response is recorded in the following resolution:

RESOLUTION: remove from "select" role: "Authors MUST ensure elements
with role option are contained in an element using one of the
non-abstract child roles of select, such as combobox, listbox, menu,
radiogroup, or tree."

This proposed updated response was first proposed at:

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-wai-pf/2014JanMar/0063.html

In addition the following clarification is proposed for our updated response by:

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-wai-pf/2014JanMar/0074.html

The ARIA inheritance model is designed to define how we inherit states and
properties as well as semantics in terms of a definition. Each role defines
the allowable, required owned elements. This is to preserve hierarchy of
aria roles so that we can ensure interoperability with assistive
technologies

In the case of menu we specify the following required descendants:

group providing you have a menuitemradio as a child
and/or
and/or menuitem
and/or menuitemcheckbox
menuitemradio

All web accessibility test tools use this defined hierarchy in the aria
spec. to ensure properly formed user interface controls are produced.

Please reply promptly on list to this email with any objections or concerns. 

Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive
responses are encouraged.

If there are no objections by close of business Boston Time Friday 31
January, this CfC will carry.

Janina


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