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Re: ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming in HTML5.

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:29:40 +0200
Message-ID: <55687cf80910210229u2a7a89faia601755cd4bdd23d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Hi Jonas

>But for example <h1> can be overridden to look and act like a button
>or a link, does this mean that we should allow arbitrary ARIA on <h1>?

short answer is yes.

If for whatever reason a <h1> has been scripted to look and act like a
button to perfom an action that is otherwise not available, then it would be
appropriate to allow an ARIA role="button" be allowed on the <h1> so that
users of AT can get information on how to interact with it.
regards
Steve


2009/10/21 Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:45 AM, Steven Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> > hi maciej,
> >>I think <button> is pretty consistently fully stylable cross-browser
> >> (unlike, say, <input type="button">).
> > This is really incidental to the issue being discussed, most, if not all
> > html elements can be scripted and styled in a way that overides their
> native
> > semantic
> > If this is allowed, then it follows that the addition of ARIA roles
> > should not result in a conformance error, as the addition of ARIA is
> > incidental to the developers intention to overide the native semantics.
>
> Couldn't the same argument be made for any other element as well? Does
> this mean that we should allow ARIA roles on all elements?
>
> I guess there still are a few exceptions, like <script>, <style>, and
> <form>.
>
> But for example <h1> can be overridden to look and act like a button
> or a link, does this mean that we should allow arbitrary ARIA on <h1>?
>
> / Jonas
>



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