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[Bug 23545] section should only map to region if the section has an accessible name

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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:21:16 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23545

--- Comment #1 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> ---
sections are being used a lot without headings even though the spec has in the
past encouraged authors to use section for content that would appear in the doc
outline. The HTML spec advice has been strengthened it now says authors SHOULD
provide a heading, but that probably won't be enough to stem sectionorrhea
(example: http://www.awardwinnersonly.com 393 sections 2 headings) it may make
sense to make the role mapping contingent on the section having an accessible
name (usually provided via a heading,  it could also be provided via
aria-label, aria-labelledby or title)

This would have the effect once implemented of removing noise for users who
consume the semantics

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