ACTION-1723: Editorial - create sections listing the roles that provide (1) nameFrom:author and (2) nameFrom:contents

Editorial - create sections listing the roles that provide (1) nameFrom:author and (2) nameFrom:contents

Joseph Scheuhammer
Due on:
August 17, 2016
Created on:
September 10, 2015
Associated Product:
ARIA 1.1
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The Accname-aam provides definitions of the terms "nameFrom:author" and "nameFrom:contents" and there is an editor's note that there should be links back into the ARIA spec that lists the roles that support these two ways of providing a name.

Before the links can be made, the sections/lists have to exist in the spec.


Joseph Scheuhammer, 10 Sep 2015, 14:46:09

Also, it would be useful to put the definitions of "nameFrom:author" and "nameFrom:contents" back into the ARIA spec, somewhere in section 5.2 "Characteristics of Roles":

Joseph Scheuhammer, 10 Sep 2015, 14:48:09

Putting this out for another week. Ideally this will be script generated rather than done manually. And I've not had time to look into it yet.

Joanmarie Diggs, 18 Feb 2016, 18:12:40

Transferring to Shane.

(I kept meaning to get to it, but would presumably need to read jquery docs. Shane, on the other hand, won't need to do that. :) )

Joanmarie Diggs, 10 Mar 2016, 17:23:00

Reassigning back to me. Shane added the code we need:

I'll do a branch adding the lists.

Joanmarie Diggs, 15 Jun 2016, 13:47:00

Regarding putting the definitions back: Done.

Joanmarie Diggs, 16 Jun 2016, 16:27:46

It turns out the name-from-author list consists of all ARIA roles modulo presentation/none. Is a section for this really desired? See

The name-from-content list is much more sane and can be seen here:

Once we have agreement about what should or should not be in these sections, I'll make those changes.

Joanmarie Diggs, 25 Aug 2016, 16:21:03

Changing person to Joseph because he took this over.

Two commits to master:
1. Addition from Joseph:
2. Fixes from Shane:

Setting state to CLOSED.

Joanmarie Diggs, 8 Sep 2016, 18:27:54

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