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Re: Microsoft's ARIA annotations proposal

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2018 09:20:34 +0200
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
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To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
It *could* be seen as complementary. The Web Annotation spec does not include anything on whether the existence, addition, etc, of an annotation modifies the DOM of the annotated content and how. My reading of the proposal is that *if* the DOM is indeed modified then the modifications would include some extra ARIA attributes to help screen readers interpreting the annotations.

But I agree it is a slippery slope…

Ivan

> On 11 May 2018, at 18:23, Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com <mailto:azaroth42@gmail.com>> wrote:
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> Is there some aspect that the Technical Recommendation for Web Annotations does not cover, beyond "Not Invented Here"?
> I would anticipate formal objections to a new, competing specification.
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> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>> wrote:
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> From: John Foliot [mailto:john.foliot@deque.com <mailto:john.foliot@deque.com>]
> Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 11:37 AM
> To: Aaron Leventhal <aleventhal@google.com <mailto:aleventhal@google.com>>
> Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org <mailto:public-aria@w3.org>>; W3C PF - DPUB Joint Task Force <public-dpub-aria@w3.org <mailto:public-dpub-aria@w3.org>>; DPUB mailing list <public-digipub-ig@w3.org <mailto:public-digipub-ig@w3.org>>
> Subject: Re: Microsoft's ARIA annotations proposal
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> +1 to Aaron, and I suspect that the folks over in dPub WG would be interested and supportive of this as well.
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> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:35 AM, Aaron Leventhal <aleventhal@google.com <mailto:aleventhal@google.com>> wrote:
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> Hello, I was reading the ARIA annotations issue <https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/749> and the linked Microsoft Position Paper on Annotations <https://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/submissions/Microsoft_Position_Paper_on_Annotations.pdf>.
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> All I can say is, yes, we need this. With perhaps a few minor tweaks, the proposal is already pretty solid. It would solve a lot of real problems in group document editors. This would be very helpful for end users.
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> I'd like to see annotations sooner than the 1.4 time frame, and look forward to implementing in Chrome, and working with platform API specs and AT vendors as well.
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> I propose we get this on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.
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> John Foliot
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> Rob Sanderson
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> The Getty Trust
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