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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 14:58:26 +0200
Message-ID: <55687cf80910210558j5858f79bsd057c34f33708a02@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Hi Lars,

>Such an error message can be silenced by removing the ARIA role, but its
wording is focusing the use of the a-tag, thus encouraging the use of proper
>markup.

That is the crux of the issue, it can be silenced by reducing the
accessibility of the existing content.

regards
Stevef
2009/10/21 Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>

> 2009-10-21 12:37, Schnabel, Stefan skrev:
>
>> Id like to see the conformance checker algorithm code that can decide
>> if <a> has been erroneously used instead of <button> in a form- like
>> element grouping 
>>
>
> Would it not suffice if the validator in its error message complained about
> the a-element instead of the ARIA role.
>
> E.g. "ARIA role and element name mismatch. If you intend to use this link
> as a button, use the button element."
>
> Such an error message can be silenced by removing the ARIA role, but its
> wording is focusing the use of the a-tag, thus encouraging the use of proper
> markup.
>
> BTW, I think YUI and JQuery can be evangelized into using button. Does
> anyone have a link to their bug tracker?
>
>
> --
> Lars Gunther
> http://keryx.se/
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>
>


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