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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 00:26:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4AE0DC21.4000308@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, david.bolter@gmail.com
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. On 09-10-22 17.51:

> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Leif Halvard Silli:

>> I don't know if a handful of pages can be used to formed an opinion. But if
>> we had info about a handful of UAs that support ARIA, about whether they
>> always let ARIA over-rule the default semantics, then that would definitely
>> be helpful.
> A handful?  That's half a million. 

You said: "Scanning the list, you find only a handful of uses 
which are ARIA-related,"


>> I think simple rules are better. Why don't you agree?


> In this case, though, the route that HTML5 takes - "You're allowed to
> use ARIA according to this table." - is relatively simple too.

But I think authors will experience - due to how *ARIA* is 
specified - that ARIA is respected by UAs, regardless of whether 
it is valid. See what David said:

David Bolter On 09-10-22 17.44: 


> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-implementation/#mapping_role
> ARIA roles override the implicit host language roles unless there is no 
> good mapping from the ARIA role to the desktop accessibility API.
> Firefox currently respects ARIA roles where supplied, and falls back to 
> host language mappings where necessary.

leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 22 October 2009 22:27:19 UTC

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