[Accessibility] Deprecation of role for edit bar

"Andrés G. Aragoneses" aaragoneses at novell.com
Thu Dec 18 08:31:15 PST 2008


FYI: Gail doesn't use this role either, it uses ATK_ROLE_TEXT for an
entry inside a toolbar. So +1 for me as well.

	Andrés



Pete Brunet wrote:
> 
> Thanks Will, I meant to say deprecated, not removed.  For significant
> changes like this I'd first deprecate for at least one release and then
> remove it later.
> 
> *Pete Brunet*
>                                                                          
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> From: 	Willie Walker <William.Walker at Sun.COM>
> To: 	Pete Brunet/Austin/IBM at IBMUS
> Cc: 	Accessibility at lists.freestandards.org,
> Accessibility-ia2 at lists.freestandards.org
> Date: 	12/09/2008 10:35 AM
> Subject: 	Re: Deprecation of role for edit bar
> Sent by: 	William.Walker at Sun.COM
> 
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> 
> Orca currently uses ROLE_EDITBAR in the gcalctool script.  So, I think
> you'd need to consider marking this as deprecated rather than just
> eliminating it.
> 
> Will
> 
> Pete Brunet wrote:
>>
>> In the spirit of simplification we've been asked to consider removing
>> the edit bar role which is a text area in a tool bar.  If for some
>> reason an AT needed to know the text area is in a tool bar the parent
>> could be queried.  Are there any objections for this change in IA2 and
> ATK?
>>
>> *Pete Brunet*
>>                                                                          
>> IBM Accessibility Architecture and Development
>> 11501 Burnet Road, MS 9022E004, Austin, TX 78758
>> Voice: (512) 286-5485, Cell: (512) 689-4155
>> Ionosphere: WS4G
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