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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: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:38:19 +0000
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--- Comment #14 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-01-13 08:38:18 UTC ---
Comment 11 suggests that it's acceptable for a site with only a few AT users to
not be accessible to those AT users, which seems counter to what I normally
hear from the accessibility community.

On balance it seems that the issue raised in comment 10 is largely academic and
completely outweighed by the issue raised in comment 0, comment 1, and comment
3, and no other use cases have been raised (despite comment 4 saying there are
"many legitimate use cases"). However, I could see an argument being made for
the position in comment 10. I don't see any argument for the status quo.

Could someone from the a11ytf clarify the tf's position on comment 10?

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