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[Bug 11557] Authors should not be allowed to specify roles on elements that they already have by default

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:40:59 +0000
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Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net> changed:

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--- Comment #12 from Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net> 2011-01-12 16:40:58 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> It's not that black-and-white, it's a compatibility tradeoff.  Sites with more
> AT users might be willing to clutter their markup more for additional
> compatibility.

role information is not just for accessibility -- it can be used to leverage
mashed-up content into a structured whole, rather than a collection of vanilla
DIVs and SPANs -- all users can benefit from the information provided by @role
-- consult http://www.w3.org/TR/role-attribute/

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