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

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:29:28 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910211629sd1b27eap8c11ae24b176532e@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:23 PM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Conformance is about what developers _should_ do, however.
>
> There is however no real penalty for non-conformance, so that really doesn't
> mean a whole bunch in the grand scheme of things.  If however you truly
> believe that conformance is "...what developers _should_ do...", then they
> _should_ add ARIA role information to any element that they have
> 'repurposed' via scripting and CSS, to, as Steven states "Make sense out of
> non-sense" for users of AT.  And to do this 'legally' the spec must say they
> can...

I would say that in may cases they _should_ use a correct element instead.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 23:30:25 UTC

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