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[Bug 10919] Allow role="presentation" to override the default role of any element

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Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 06:13:53 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10919

--- Comment #16 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> 2011-05-18 06:13:52 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #15)
> (In reply to comment #14)
> 
> > http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/text-level-semantics.html#the-a-element
> 
> I suppose that you, eventually, also meant 
> 
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-map-element#the-area-element
> 
> ?
> 
> As for use cases, here are 3 usecase for a, area and summary.
> 
> 
> <a>: For <a href=* role=presentation> then the usecase 'Describing a Newspaper
> Image' of the Instate Longdesc CP, lists one:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc#Use_Cases
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld.html#uc-10
> 
> Example:
> 
> <a href=large-version.jpg 
>       role=presentation >
>      <img longdesc=description.html 
>                src=small-version.jpg
>                alt="Lorem ipsum">
> </a>
> 
> Here the link is just presentational - it has little value for someone who is
> unsighted.

This use case is void, since the accessibility tree is not intended for
"unsighted" users only.

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