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[Bug 11798] It has been brought to my attention by some browser vendors that browsers don't actually implement accessibility API annotations exactly the way the ARIA spec says to; instead, they have default mappings from HTML directly to the accessibility APIs that t

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--- Comment #5 from David Bolter <david.bolter@gmail.com> 2011-01-19 18:09:45 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> The comment in the subject is not accurate as to WebKit. We map elements and
> attributes to generic roles and properties (matching ARIA whenever possible)
> and then map those to a native API.

Firefox also has had an internal representation that predates ARIA and in some
cases informed the spec. I don't tend to mention this in case it conflates
things.

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