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Re: [SVG] graphics-doc role should be graphics-document (ARIA has avoided inconsistent abbreviation)

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:32:27 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFDDJ7xAjxbLKcmeE_yJM+gWkcz3sZtMDkiT9948O6yE16HvDg@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Rich Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>, SVG-A11y TF <public-svg-a11y@w3.org>
We were initially using g- as the prefix, but decided it was too cryptic.
gfx- is interesting but it isn't shorter to say out loud, and only slightly
shorter to type.

Might as well go with graphics-document.  It's not something you're going
to be typing all the time, so clarity and memorability should be more
important the number of characters.

I'm not hearing any objections, so I'll make the changes when I'm doing
some edits to the specs over the next few days.  I made a GitHub issue to
remind me: https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/356


On 29 April 2016 at 11:24, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
> If you want it shorter, the other abbreviation change to consider is
> whether the prefix is too long.
> There is no precedent for non-abbreviations in prefixing (dpub- is already
> an accepted abbreviation) so you could consider a shorter prefix
> g-
> gr-
> gfx-
> etc.
Received on Friday, 29 April 2016 17:32:57 UTC

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