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Re: question about ARIA in HTML 5 spec text - implied use on elements not listed

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:05:16 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80908260705u47f7b2e8r98a3c6f575fd9a2f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
hi anne,

>That's what the specification says, no? (Note that the role attribute will
not be in the DOM. This is just how it's mapped to AT.)
OK, thanks for the clarification, it would then be better to have it mapped
as role="heading" aria-level="1" for h1 and so on for h2-h6, otherwise
heading levels are lost in the mapping.


regards
stevef
2009/8/26 Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

> On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:55:05 +0200, Steven Faulkner <
> faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> hi anne,
>> so for
>>  h1<
>> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/ARIA/html5-elements1.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements>element
>>
>> that does not have an
>> hgroup<
>> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/ARIA/html5-elements1.html#the-hgroup-element>ancestor
>>
>> heading
>> role
>> the user agent must implement this exposing an aria role="heading"?
>>
>
> That's what the specification says, no? (Note that the role attribute will
> not be in the DOM. This is just how it's mapped to AT.)
>
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
>



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Steve Faulkner
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