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RE: Action-1548: proposed note text for aria-current

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:40:45 -0000
To: "'Matthew King'" <mattking@us.ibm.com>, "'WAI Protocols & Formats'" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <024d01d04ec6$b11be1b0$1353a510$@paciellogroup.com>
The three notes look good to me Matt.






Senior Accessibility Engineer, TPG

@LeonieWatson @PacielloGroup



From: Matthew King [mailto:mattking@us.ibm.com] 
Sent: 19 February 2015 18:31
To: WAI Protocols & Formats
Subject: Action-1548: proposed note text for aria-current


Current note:
The aria-current attribute is similar to the aria-selected attribute, but
there are important differences. For example in a listbox widget for
choosing between pages of search results, aria-current  would be used to
indicate the option representing the currently displayed page of results,
whereas aria-selected would be used to indicate the page of results the user
had selected to be displayed next.

Propose replacing the above with the following 3 notes.

Only one element in a set of elements should be marked as current with

The aria-current attribute should not be used as a substitute for
aria-selected in widgets where aria-selected has the same meaning. For
example, in a tablist, aria-selected is used on a tab to indicate the
currently displayed tabpanel.

In some use cases for widgets that support aria-selected, current and
selected can have different meanings and may both be used within the same
set of elements.
For example, aria-current="page" may be used in a navigation tree to
indicate which page is currently displayed while aria-selected="true"
indicates which page will be displayed if the user activates the treeitem.
Further, the same tree may support operating on one or more selected pages
(treeitems) by way of a context menu containing options such as delete and

Matt King
IBM Senior Technical Staff Member
I/T Chief Accessibility Strategist
IBM BT/CIO - Global Workforce and Web Process Enablement 
Phone: (503) 578-2329, Tie line: 731-7398
mattking@us.ibm.com <mailto:mattking@us.ibm.com> 
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