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Re: WAI-ARIA comments from the XHTML WG.

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 13:28:46 +0300
Cc: public-pfwg-comments@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C347795D-2954-4CFC-A3C1-67573FE4945A@iki.fi>
To: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
On Apr 12, 2009, at 17:29, Tina Holmboe wrote:

>   This is a formal response from the XHTML WG

XHTML2 WG, I presume.

>     "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

ARIA role attribute processing is different from the processing  
outlined for the role attribute discussed in http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xhtml-role-20071004/ 
  . Therefore, it would be inappropriate to reference the document  
normatively while it is appropriate to note it as a source of  

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 10:29:31 UTC

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