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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 08:53:26 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> 2010-10-06 08:53:25 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> (In reply to comment #6)
> 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.

That seems reasonable to me.

I believe the application of ARIA to inline SVG would be governed by the SVG
specifications.

As far as I can tell, it's already conforming to apply role="presentation" to
"img", "embed", "object", "video", and "canvas". Please cite the bit of the
spec that says it isn't, if I'm wrong.

If I'm right, would it be safe to emend this bug proposal to "Allow
role='presentation' to override the default role of any element that can be a
descendant of the 'body' element and could contain other elements"? Or are
there other use-cases such a change to the spec would not cover?

Here's an edge case: do we need to allow role="presentation" on the "select"
element?

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