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[Bug 10919] Allow role="presentation" to override the default role of any element

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Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 08:42:55 +0000
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--- Comment #7 from Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com> 2010-10-06 08:42:54 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Question for the OP, the bug description asks to allow role="presentation" on
> any element, but the description gives a use case for applying it to container
> elements. Is there a use case for allowing it on any elements that cannot
> contain other elements and where role="presentation" is currently
> non-conforming?

Good point. Having looked through the design patterns in the ARIA Best
Practices document I'd say that as soon as structure is involved where nodes
could be removed we are dealing with container elements.

The second group of use cases concerns purely presentational content like
certain images (img), where role="presentation" is conforming. However, I would
expand that to embedded content elements in general: it is reasonable to expect
that presentational content is not limited to images, the same could be done
with SVG, Flash (embed/object), video, and canvas.

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