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[Bug 8000] ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming in HTML5

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 06:13:12 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-10-23 06:13:12 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I concurr with Thomas in this e-mail:
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Oct/0707.html

It seems to me that we _should_ be calling authors out on this kind of mistake.
Just because people do something doesn't mean we should make it valid — after
all, we made <font> invalid, along with many other things. Conformance is about
trying to advise authors to do the right thing.

I have added text to the spec that encourages conformance checkers to be very
careful about how they complain about these issues, by the way, so that authors
aren't encouraged to remove ARIA support but are instead encouraged to use the
right elements.


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