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RE: Using WAI-ARIA for code folding?

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 04:11:31 +0000
To: Rich Morin <rdm@cfcl.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <08e7c0dcf0224394997007fe33e3e3cc@XCH-RCD-001.cisco.com>
I assume when you refer to code folding is that you are collapsing the actual code and showing the function only. If I am right, I would look at the aria role for expand/collapse as this might be all you need.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Morin [mailto:rdm@cfcl.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2016 1:29 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Using WAI-ARIA for code folding?

I have been experimenting with ways to present computer source code, using HTML markup.  One of the things I'd like to support is code folding (selectively hiding and showing sets of lines, based on the hierarchical structure of the code):

  http://wiki.cfcl.com/Projects/AxAp/Code_Mocks

It seems like WAI-ARIA attributes could be used for this, as in:

 Example 41 - Treeview
 http://oaa-accessibility.org/example/41/

However, it isn't a very close match to my use case.  Given that someone else may have done work in this area, I thought I should ask for help.  Any suggestions before I start hacking?

-r

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