RE: Question about multiple instances for ARIA relationships

Well, the problem may occur that an automatic code generation will cause multiple instances.
The code generation has to be changed if multiple instances are not allowed.

But I think it is a fundamental question that should be clarified.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sailesh Panchang [] 
Sent: Mittwoch, 11. November 2009 17:08
To: Schnabel, Stefan; 'W3C WAI-XTECH'
Subject: RE: Question about multiple instances for ARIA relationships

Well as it is valid and logical to have  aria-labelledby="id1 id2", I
suppose concatenating them when multiple attributes are specified is  the
reasonable solution. 

Sailesh Panchang
Accessibility Services Manager (Web and Software)
Deque Systems Inc. (
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Schnabel, Stefan
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:52 AM
Subject: Question about multiple instances for ARIA relationships


the question came up if multiple instances of aria-describedby and
aria-labelledby are perfectly allowed for a DOM node, and what UA should do
here (concatenate, only take the first ref etc.).


<span aria-labelledby ="ID1" aria-labelledby ="ID2" />
<span aria-describedby="ID3" aria-describedby="ID4" />

Are the specs here unambiguous?

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