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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  

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 10:52:41 UTC

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