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[Bug 13628] Aside element should accept for attribute

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Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:22:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13628

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> 2011-08-06 12:22:43 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> The aside element should accept the for attribute (as does the label element)
> so that it can identify itself as related to something on the page (e.g. the
> main article) even if it is located elsewhere (e.g. in a side panel). The spec
> currently says that aside is always related to the content that contains the
> aside element, and it's not clear whether or how the author could then position
> it in a side panel or navigation area.

CSS, perhaps using a feature such as the proposed move-to property:

http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-content/#moving

@for might be useful as a bridging technology, but @aria-flowto could probably
do this work already:

http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties#aria-flowto

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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