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[Bug 27092] New: The header element semantic scope is controversial

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Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:06:13 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27092

            Bug ID: 27092
           Summary: The header element semantic scope is controversial
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: otherleek@gmail.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

The spec states in 4.3.7:

"The header element represents introductory content for its nearest ancestor
sectioning content or sectioning root element."

"When the nearest ancestor sectioning content or sectioning root element is the
body element, then it applies to the whole page."

At the same time, header’s default ARIA role is “banner”, which is very
different from “introductory content for nearest sectioning content”, and is
“mostly site-specific, rather than page-specific content”. In fact, that means
ATs should treat such headers as rather irrelevant to “nearest ancestor
sectioning content”.

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