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Action : 1398 Provide spec. text for aria-roledescription

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:00:23 -0500
To: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFB2B14DF3.07F9EEDD-ON86257CAB.007AFCC5-86257CAB.007E60AC@us.ibm.com>

I abbreviated the name to aria-roledesc as it is too long. Note: SVG has a
<desc> element. In the discussion we agreed to limit the roles that this
attribute would be applied to in ARIA 1.1 to "group" and "region".

The following is spec. text for aria-roledesc for the states and properties
spec file.

<div class="property" id="aria-roledesc">
   <h3 class="property-name"
id="aria-roledesc_header"><code>aria-roledesc</code> <span
    <p class="permalink"><a href="states_and_properties#aria-roledesc"
title="Permalink for aria-roledesc">#</a></p>
    <div class="property-description">
	<p>Provides a human readable, localized string name for the role of
the element. The role of the element <em>MUST</em> have a computed value of
<a class="role-reference" href="roles#goup"><code>group</code></a> or <a
class="role-reference" href="roles#region"><code>region</code</a> to apply

     <p class="note" role="note">Note: The computed role of the element is
localized by applicable assistive technologies. The aria-roledesc property
provides a mechanism for the author to provide that localized string in its
    <table class="property-features">
       <caption>Characteristics of aria-roledesc</caption>
       <thead><tr><th scope="col">Characteristic</th><th
           <tr><th class="property-applicability-head" scope="row">Used in
             <td class="property-applicability">
                    <li><a class="role-reference"
                    <li><a class="role-reference"
           <tr><th class="property-value-head" scope="row">Value:</th>
               <td class="property-value"><a href="

The following spec. text goes into role group and role region under
supported states and properties:

<li><a class="property-reference-" href="
(noninhertitable by subclass roles)</li>

We will need to make sure the model generator picks this change up.

Rich Schwerdtfeger
Received on Sunday, 30 March 2014 23:01:07 UTC

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