[whatwg] A new attribute for <video> and low-power devices

Bruce Lawson brucel at opera.com
Tue May 19 00:34:18 PDT 2009

On Tue, 19 May 2009 07:03:14 +0100, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis  
<bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 18/5/09 22:28, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
>> Then I will attempt to convince you.  Suppose the additional attribute  
>> is
>> a boolean called "decorative", defaulting to "false" if not present.
> Note that /if/ ARIA roles are ultimately incorporated in text/html, that  
> would more or less duplicate role="presentation".
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/#presentation

Good spot, Benjamin.

Hixie said in an interview I did with him

"..The plan is to make sure ARIA and HTML5 work well together. Right now  
I’m waiting for ARIA to be complete (there are a number of last call  
comments that they haven’t yet replied to), and for the ARIA  
implementation rules to be clearer (it’s not yet obvious as I understand  
it what should happen when ARIA says a checkbox is a radio button, for  
instance). Once that is cleared up, I expect HTML 5 will give a list of  
conformance criteria saying where ARIA attributes can be used and saying  
how they should be implemented in browsers."


So perhaps this is a leverageable synergy?

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