Role Attribute is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

Dear WAI Interest Group,

W3C WAI announces the publication of Role Attribute 1.0 as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on 13 December, at:

Role Attribute allows authors to annotate markup languages with machine-extractable semantic information about the purpose of an element. Role Attribute is a critical requirement for WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications), which is introduced at <>

Proposed Recommendation (PR) is the last stage before final publication as a Web Standard "W3C Recommendation". The W3C Process stages are described in:
     How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

Please submit any comments via the instructions at:
     before *1 February 2013*

About the URI: The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this CR version is: <>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka. PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Thursday, 13 December 2012 15:49:50 UTC