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Re: why is it so hard to read the aria spec


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Oct 30, 2019 2:09PM

On 29/10/2019 19:45, Lucy GRECO wrote:
> hello: i just was sent a link to to a part of the aria spec and i have to
> say that was a reely horrendous task to read and i never did find what i
> needed.
> wile looking throu the page i saw at least 4 heddings at h4 that said
> note and i stoped looking at 5 h5 that also were labled note. for crying
> out lowd can't we make this stuff better to read

I'd say though that the ARIA spec has, by its very nature, a fairly deep
and complex structure to begin with, going down to main section headings
at h2, h3 and even h4. Notes are then given their own heading, and it
then happens to end up with lots of h4s and h5s with that heading text.
While in isolation those headings are probably confusing, they do take
their context from their parent heading. So if you come across an h4
titled "Note" it's worth looking at the preceding h3 to understand the
context under which that note lives (lest somebody got the impression
that headings need to make sense out of context and in isolation

Patrick H. Lauke

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