R: Fwd: aria-transforms?

Hi James,
  What about changing the role at run-time?

Rude Example:

<span role="button" onclick="this.setAttribute('role','textbox')">Click me
to edit</span>

Is it more simple than adding something new in the specs?

Diego La Monica
International Webmasters Association / The HTML Writers Guild

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] Per conto di
David Bolter
Inviato: sabato 20 dicembre 2008 17.54
A: James Craig
Cc: WAI XTech
Oggetto: Re: Fwd: aria-transforms?

Sure, but the user I spoke with uses a screen reader. I want to know how
we can provide the semantic hints required for the AT to say "hey this
is something that needs to be activated to go into an edit mode"...


James Craig wrote:
> Meant to reply to the discussion list.
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
>> Date: December 20, 2008 8:39:56 AM PST
>> To: David Bolter <david.bolter@utoronto.ca>
>> Subject: Re: aria-transforms?
>> In your example below, there isn't a reason for the role change. It
>> can just be a textbox whose style (and perhaps its aria-readonly
>> property) changes when it is focused or clicked, no? I don't think
>> there is a need for it to be a button prior to that event.
>> Do you have any examples where there may need to be a functional
>> change rather than just a stylistic one? If it's just appearance
>> changes you're after, I'd say leave that to CSS, perhaps even to the
>> new CSS transition proposal.
>> Example:
>> [role="textbox"] {
>>  border-color: #fff;
>>  border-color: rgba(0,0,0,0);
>>  transition: border-color 1s liner;
>>  /* currently needs -moz or -webkit prefix */
>> }
>> [role="textbox"][aria-readonly="false"] {
>>  border-color: #000;
>>  border-color: rgba(0,0,0,1);
>> }
>> On Dec 20, 2008, at 7:26 AM, David Bolter <david.bolter@utoronto.ca>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> This might be an ARIA 2.0 thing.
>>> I'm just throwing this out there. Maybe it is my Saturday morning
>>> coffee
>>> talking but I got to thinking about DHTML inline edits, and I started
>>> thinking of ways we might come up with a more general solution for
>>> things that appear to transform themselves.
>>> aria-transforms=[aria role(s)]
>>> So in the case of an inline edit, one could mark the span like this:
>>> <span role="button" aria-transforms="textbox">change this text</span>
>>> Thoughts?  Is it the coffee?  I was also thinking about an
>>> aria-hastextbox, akin to a haspopup, but that is a less general
>>> solution
>>> IMO.
>>> cheers,
>>> David

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