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

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Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:35:39 +0000
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Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  2009-10-26 11:35:38 ---
Data point: The ARIA support of Validator.nu, which hasn't been updated to spec
yet, allows and has always allowed <a role=button>.

It's unfortunate that the accessibility part is the only part where it's
realistic to programmatically detect semantic abuse. However, I think it's more
likely that authors would break accessibility than that authors would stop the
semantic abuse in this case if whined at by a validator. (That is, I disagree
with the editor's resolution of this bug.)


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