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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 10:16:21 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2011-01-13 10:16:20 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> 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?

> despite comment 4 saying there are "many legitimate use cases"

as implemented in any case where an author wishes make use of a state or
property that is particular to a role
example: aria-pressed on the button role the role needs to be explicitly added.

<input type=button role='button" aria-pressed=true>

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