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Re: relaxation on @role integration [was: Re: let's talk about it [was: Re: Can we put up ...]]

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 18:17:34 +0000
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Steven Pemberton <steven@w3.org>, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, public-xhtml2@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF5AB93A37.2A63E296-ON802573A2.0063F04A-802573A2.00647F6C@uk.ibm.com>
Greetings Doug, Al is correct. We discussed this at the recent face to 
face in Boston and agreed to enable @role to be incorporated into another 
language if that is what the language designers want. This is in addition 
to its present definition in the xhtml namespace. The XHTML Role Attribute 
Module will be updated in the near future and published as a second Last 
Call Working Draft.

Regards, Roland
IBM Software Group, Strategy, Software Standards

Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org> 
29/11/2007 17:17

Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, Steven Pemberton <steven@w3.org>, Roland 
relaxation on @role integration [was: Re: let's talk about it [was: Re: 
Can we put up ...]]


In the interim before we get some coordination from Steven and 
Roland, I suggest
you consult the following section of their F2F minutes.  It's reasonably 



At 11:13 AM -0500 29 11 2007, Al Gilman wrote:
>Steven, Roland:
>I have heard that XHTML2 WG has agreed to relax both the role module 
>and the "modularization in XHMTL" specification so that the @role 
>attribute could
>be introduced into a host language either by using Namespaces in XML 
>(with prefix and colon)
>or by importing it into their own [schema and] namespace (without 
>prefix or colon).
>Maybe I have mangled the rumor.
>In any case, may I have your version of what was actually decided 
>with a pointer
>to the record of the decision for Doug Scheper's use in presenting a 
>plan to SVG?
>At 10:41 AM -0500 29 11 2007, Doug Schepers wrote:
>>Hi, Aaron-
>>Aaron M Leventhal wrote (on 11/29/2007 10:05 AM):
>>>CC'ing Henri for the validation question in #2 below.
>>>Rich can answer #1 specifically -- he had mentioned that XHTML2 WG 
>>>had loosed the restrictions both on requiring role in a namespace 
>>>and how other groups want to use the role values (WAI-ARIA roles 
>>>don't have to have a prefix).
>>Good to hear.  I'd thought I'd heard that was talked about, but 
>>it's not reflected in the current draft, nor could I find it on the 
>>XHTML2 mailing list.  It would be nice to have some more concrete 
>>-Doug Schepers
>>W3C Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI

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