[1.2T LC] WAI-ARIA use of @role as discussed under 'extensible metadata attributes'

** proposed change

* reference

* from

When used with ARIA, the 'role' attribute must be one of a specific  
set of keywords from the ARIA ontology, and to be most effective,  
needs to be used in conjunction with other attributes defined by  
ARIA, each with a specific set of corresponding values relevant to  
the particular role.

* to

When SVG is used with WAI-ARIA, some of the strings in the list in  
the 'role' attribute value may match one or more values designated as  
role names in that specification.  In this case, WAI-ARIA defines  
additional processing for the elements bearing these 'role' values  
including requirements for the use of further WAI-ARIA-defined  
attributes.  Note that this processing does not interfere with host  
language processing, but supplements it with regard to the mapping of  
content to accessibility APIs.

[suggested hyperlinking: link the first instance of WAI-ARIA in this  
paragraph to an entry in the references section which itself leads to  
the 'latest version' link on the Technical Reports page.  Whatever  
you work out with the Comm Team is fine, here.]

/me, no PFWG consensus implied -- for early warning

Received on Monday, 29 September 2008 00:12:59 UTC