Deprecation of aria-grabbed and aria-dropeffect
clown.idi at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 16:47:01 UTC 2016
This is a heads up for any who might have a stake. The feeling of the
ARIA working group is that aria-grabbed and aria-dropeffect should be
The purpose of two attributes was to represent, within accessibility
APIs, the state of elements on a web page that were involved in a
drag-and-drop operation. They were also useful for keyboard based
They haven't been implemented in browsers in a interoperable fashion,
nor have authors used them consistently (or so I'm told). Hence, the
feeling is to deprecate them in the ARIA 1.1 time frame, and propose a
new, better solution for ARIA 2.0.
Note that "deprecated" here means that they are still in the ARIA 1.1
specification, but marked deprecated. By ARIA 2.0, they will be removed
from the spec. That means that until there is a better substitute,
browsers must still implement them, authors can use continue to use
them, and existing web pages that use them will continue to work (= work
as well as they do now).
Here is a link to the proposed text to add to the ARIA specification.
So far, there are no objections and this text will likely be added to
the editors' draft by next week. Note that the email contains links to
the proposed text in situ:
'Die Wahrheit ist Irgendwo da Draußen. Wieder.'
- C. Carter -
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