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Re: HTML specs - can I whine for a minute?


From: Peter Krautzberger
Date: Aug 20, 2021 10:43AM

Regarding the tangent:

> The github version of the doc (https://w3c.github.io/aria/#button) has
> neither grid lines nor shading so is much harder to read.

The relevant stylesheet is missing on github pages.
I've filed an issue at https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/1603


Am Fr., 20. Aug. 2021 um 17:49 Uhr schrieb glen walker <

> Thanks for the github reference, Léonie. Looks like a lot of thought went
> into it 4 years ago, then there was a 2 year lull, then it picked up again
> 2 years ago but has been silent since then. Since I haven't volunteered my
> time to help with this issue, I can't complain about how long it's taking.
> It would be nice for the spec to have all the information in one place so I
> don't have to follow several links to gather what I need, but I also
> understand not repeating information in several documents because that's
> harder to maintain and keep in sync.
> At a minimum, the html spec should have links to the *specific* role and
> attribute sections for that element and not just point to the top of a very
> long document. So the spec for the button element,
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/#the-button-element
> could have a link to the valid roles for the button,
> https://w3c.github.io/html-aria/#el-button
> and a link to the valid attributes for the default role,
> https://w3c.github.io/aria/#button
> (or https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/#button or
> https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.2/#button or insert your favorite flavor
> of WAI-ARIA)
> Quick tangent, as a sighted user, I like the formatting style of the
> TR/wai-aria documents (eg, https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.2/#button)
> with
> table grid lines and row shading to help the eye track the information.
> The github version of the doc (https://w3c.github.io/aria/#button) has
> neither grid lines nor shading so is much harder to read. But that is just
> a simple styling adjustment. I'm guessing (hoping) when the github
> document becomes official, the styling will be better. At least it's using
> semantic html and table row headers :-)
> > > > >