Fwd: Re: WAI-ARIA comments from the XHTML WG.


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    From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
 Subject: Re: WAI-ARIA comments from the XHTML WG.
    Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:35:35 -0400
      To: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>

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Tina Holmboe wrote:
> Hello all;
>    This is a formal response from the XHTML WG to the Protocols and Formats Working Group
>    on the WAI-ARIA draft of the 24th of February 2009.
>    The XHTML working group has no comments to the majority of the ARIA
>    draft. An exception is the first paragraph of section 2.1, which
>    currently read:
>      "An ARIA role is set on an element using a role attribute,
>       similar to the role attribute defined in the XHTML Role
>       Attribute Module [XHTML-ROLES]."
>    It is our view that instead of the phrase "similar to", the ARIA
>    should instead normatively reference the XHTML Role Attribute Module
>    This module provides the required functionality, and the underlying 
>    vocabulary (http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/vocab) includes the WAI-ARIA 
>    role values.
>    This would, in our opinion, increase the possibility of
>    interoperability, and reduce the number of places role values need be
>    updated.
>   Thank you.


Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
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