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<header> / <footer> & ARIA (was: Re: Proposal: <content> element)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:25:30 +0200
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Bruce Lawson" <brucel@opera.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uzc8gs0864w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:19:04 +0200, Steven Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2. there is no comparable element to role="banner" as <header> is  
> allowed to be used multiple times within a document and it states in the  
> ARIA spec that 'Within any document or application, the author *SHOULD*  
> mark no more than one element with the banner role.'
> 3. while currently role="contentinfo" does not have an authoring  
> restriction like role="banner", i believe this is an oversight, and it  
> should have. If so there will be the same issue with mapping it to  
> <footer>, which can also be present multiple times in a html5 document.

Is the rationale for this authoring restriction documented somewhere?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 09:26:13 UTC

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