ISSUE-46: [oops] Requirement to Designate role for Embedded Content

role for embedded content

[oops] Requirement to Designate role for Embedded Content

Raised by:
Dan Connolly
Opened on:
Requirement to designate role for embedded content. To ease the burden on authoring tools and authors, and to provide further information for UAs and users unable to consume non-text media provide an attribute and HTML specified attribute NCNames for designating the role of non-text media.

for more detailed discussion, please consult the wiki page at:

(issue raised on behalf of Robert J. Burns)
Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. media attribute and nested media restrictions (from on 2008-10-24)
  2. ISSUE-46 (role for embedded content): Requirement to Designate role for Embedded Content [HTML 5 spec] (from on 2008-05-28)

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See also the thread on discretion when adding issues. and

Dan Connolly, 13 Jun 2008, 17:48:03

Noting for the record that I've reviewed this issue to see if/how it relates to accessibility concerns and found that it while it does relate to accessibility, it does not otherwise meet the criteria we have set for Tracker issues in the group.

Michael[tm] Smith, 16 Jun 2008, 10:06:52

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