A css discussion...

David Bolter david.bolter at utoronto.ca
Thu Jul 31 21:06:42 UTC 2008

Colin Clark wrote:
> Hey all,
> On 31-Jul-08, at 4:21 PM, Jacob Farber wrote:
>> Thanks - your point about utilizing semantics in the host language is
>> critical to creating a cleaner starting point for implementors.
>> We should definitely avoid redundant information when there is a native
>> property that can do it for us, which is what Eli touched upon with his
>> example.
> Yeah, this is a really interesting point. There may come a time when 
> we want to provide an API for component views to use when modifying 
> these states. This way, we can encapsulate the several DOM operations 
> that are be needed to sync up CSS classes, ARIA states, and element 
> properties.
Agreed. It'll be interesting to see if this kind of encapsulation 
emerges, even in small steps.

> Ideally, from the component's perspective, it should just adjust its 
> own states without having to handle the muckiness of managing ARIA and 
> other attributes.


> Colin
> ---
> Colin Clark
> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
> http://fluidproject.org

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