ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 26 14:52:12 PST 2008
On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, James Craig wrote:
> On Nov 26, 2008, at 1:53 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, James Craig wrote:
> > >
> > > No, dialog is intended as the DOM equivalent of a application dialog
> > > window; for example, a modal alert window. It refers to the dialog
> > > between the user and the application, not the conversational dialog
> > > between users.
> > Actually that's quite the opposite. :-) Could you elaborate on where
> > in the spec you got this impression? I should definitely clear that
> > up.
> I was confused, as I thought the element overlapped ARIA's dialog role
> directly. Given that there is a conflict between the two drafts, I've
> raised the issue to the PFWG. Hopefully we can come to a reconciliation;
> here are the respective links in each of the Editor's Drafts.
> ARIA dialog role
> HTML5 dialog element
Cool, thanks. I wouldn't mind changing the HTML5 element's name, but we
had a discussion at one point where we considered something like two dozen
names and frankly <dialog> was the best one of the lot.
We may at some point need to add a dialog box or model window concept of
some kind to HTML, though, so if there is a better name for one or the
other of these concepts it would be good to know now so that <dialog> can
be renamed if necessary.
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