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Re: Issue-742: Proposal aria-destination

From: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:19:54 -0400
To: Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <562131BA.7070901@alum.mit.edu>
On 2015-10-16 12:44 PM, Alexander Surkov wrote:
> I see. Perhaps the semantic bit here is link type (aka normal link or 
> definition link) rather than link target. So I would go with new role 
> for this example.
Exactly.  The semantic is the type of link.  Are you suggesting 
something like:

- role="link" for normal links,
- role="deflink" for definition links,
- role="bibliolink"for links into the bibliography,
- and so on?

That's similar to dpub's suggestions (from 
http://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/master/aria/dpub.html#role_definitions):

doc-biblioref: A reference to a bibliography entry.
doc-glossref: A reference to a glossary definition
doc-location: A link that allows the user to jump to a related location 
in the content (e.g., from a footnote to its reference, from an index 
entry to where the topic is discussed, or from a glossary definition to 
where the term is used).
doc-noteref: A reference to a footnote, typically appearing as a 
superscripted number or symbol in the main body of text.

To summarize, the possibilities are:
- add more role values that specify the type of link, or
- use @aria-destination in conjunction with role="link" to qualify the 
type of link, or
- use @rel to so qualify.

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