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Re: Request to update the spec for the roles menu and menubar

From: Marco Zehe <mzehe@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:40:49 +0200
Message-ID: <54353EE1.1090207@mozilla.com>
To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>, 'WAI Protocols & Formats' <public-pfwg@w3.org>
I second Bryan's request. Having solely the inheritance hint is not
enough, I believe. ARIA can be daunting as is, and such an implicit
linkage is easily overlooked.


On 08.10.2014 15:36, Joseph Scheuhammer wrote:
> Hi Bryan,
>> Hi,
>> I've noticed that the roles in the Roles Model document for menu and
>> menubar don't actually state that referenced children are required to
>> include role=menuitem, role=menuitemcheckbox, or role=menuitemradio.
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#menu
> Is the following what you mean?
> Each role has a characteristics table with a row named "Required Owned
> Elements".  That row lists roles for the required children. The
> required owned element for menu at the URL you cite are:
> - group, which in turn contains menuitemradio elements,
> - menuitem,
> - menuitemcheckbox,
> - menuitemradio.
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#menubar
> There are none listed for menubar.  However, the menubar role inherits
> from the menu role, and implicitly has the same requirements in terms
> of required owned elements.  Perhaps it's useful to repeat the
> "Required Owned Elements" roles here, but then they would have to be
> kept in sync.  Perhaps a link would help. That is, add a "Required
> Owned Elements" row to the menubar characteristics table, but its
> entry is a link back to the row in the menu characteristics table. 
> The link text could be "See menu characteristics table."
> Hope that helps.
Received on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 13:41:19 UTC

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