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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:51:58 +0300
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2316F819-B5BA-4BB4-B12B-605A39D3FA5C@iki.fi>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Aug 28, 2009, at 13:32, Steven Faulkner wrote:

>  the example for footer in the html 5 spec does not fit the  
> definition of contentinfo in the ARIA spec.

It seems silly to have almost one-to-one mapping between the new HTML5  
sectioning elements and ARIA landmarks but not quite one-to-one.  
Surely the reasonable thing to do here is to adjust either HTML 5 or  
ARIA or both so that the following mapping holds:

role=main == <main>
role=contentinfo == <footer>
role=banner == <header>
role=navigation == <nav>
role=complementary == <aside>
role=search == <form> with <input type=search> descendant

Of course, to make informed adjustments, the rationales for both the  
ARIA landmark set and the HTML5 element set need to be available for  
examination.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 10:52:41 UTC

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