Simplified ARIA in HTML -- now available in Firefox 3 nightly builds

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Simplified ARIA in HTML -- now available in Firefox 3 nightly builds

Aaron Leventhal-3
The code to simplify ARIA in HTML was checked into Firefox 3 builds last night.

In Firefox 3 you don't need enable.js or setAttributeNS() to use ARIA. You don't
need namespaces at all, even in the role name.

You can just do:
<span role="checkbox" aria-checked="true">My checkbox</span>

The namespaced attributes are still supported, for backwards compatibility and
use within XML-based markup, such as XHTML, XUL or SVG.

There are still some tweaks under discussion.  We will work with HTML WG and
other browser manufacturers to provide a specification of exactly how it works,
such the fact that namespaced attributes take precedence over hyphenated aria-
attributes.

Firefox 3 is scheduled to be released this December or January. Nightly
"bleeding edge" versions are available for download here:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

- Aaron
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