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Re: Invitation to the TAG to provide feedback on HTML5

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 06:09:43 -0700
Message-ID: <18485.28823.633951.863037@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: annevk@opera.com
Cc: raman@google.com, ian@hixie.ch, connolly@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org

Anna - you dont need to explain ARIA  to me;-)

However I assert that from an authoring perspective it is simply
bizarre to have to say the same thing differently in different
contexts. Web users should not have to take history lessons in
how the Web was kluged  

Anne van Kesteren writes:
 > On Thu, 22 May 2008 01:10:46 +0200, T.V Raman <raman@google.com> wrote:
 > > The following is simply bizarre and should be rationalized
 > > between now and last call:
 > >
 > > <input type=checkbox checked>
 > >
 > > vs
 > >
 > > <span role="aria-checkbox" aria-checked="true">
 > The former represents a checkbox control and the latter represents nothing  
 > though it fakes a checkbox control towards assistive technology. As such,  
 > they are quite distinct. My understanding is that we need the latter  
 > because designing your own user interface for the former is currently near  
 > impossible leading authors to reimplement the control using a span or div  
 > element. In order to make that accessible they need a low level  
 > accessibility API to expose the relevant information to assistive  
 > technology.
 > (It's role="checkbox" by the way, no need for a prefix there.)
 > -- 
 > Anne van Kesteren
 > <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
 > <http://www.opera.com/>

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