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[Bug 10448] Consider broadening the set of allowed roles for command elements

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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 08:32:45 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10448


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-09-07 08:32:45 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Half of this proposal still makes no sense. Links as progress bars?
Buttons as scrollbars? Image map areas as range controls? Heck, even the link
as button thing makes no sense to me. If we want a button-like UI to look like
a link for visual users, why would we then go out of our way to turn them back
into buttons for AT users? Won't that just confuse users when tech support
people say "now click the link" and the AT says it's a button?

I really don't understand the motivation here. How do any of these suggestions
improve accessibility?

See also http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0392.html

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