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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 14:22:36 +0000
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--- Comment #17 from Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net> 2011-01-13 14:22:36 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #16)
> (In reply to comment #12)
> > -- consult http://www.w3.org/TR/role-attribute/
> Neither HTML5 nor ARIA makes a normative reference to that document. It cannot
> be used as a rationale.

nor is @role defined in the HTML5 specification -- it doesn't appear in the
index of attributes and can only be found in the "annotations for assistive
technology" section of the HTML5 spec -- this IS a bug, and the HTML5 spec
should be changed to point to the Role Attribute (which is further along on the
developmental chain than is HTML5) or should define a @role attribute in-tandem
with that defined in the ARIA spec -- if the HTML5 spec doesn't include a
native @role attribute, then devs need to know where to look to find out what
exactly the @role attribute is and how it is used

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