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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: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:42:13 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80910230042x735cd8a4ge87b9497d4f85d55@mail.gmail.com>
To: "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
I have raised an issue in the HTML WG issue tracker specifically on the use
of ARIA roles on the A element.


http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/85


regards
stevef
2009/10/23 Schnabel, Stefan <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>

> > That may look like a button but it still
> > *is* a link and should not have a button ARIA role.
>
> Don't style example below as Button. That's the very point.
>
> Button = Action (Navigation only context-bound, i.e. opening of a related
> window)
> Link = Navigation
>
> Given that, assigning role="button" to an <a> that does "pure" navigation
> is nonsense.
> It should be styled as link and should have a role of link.
>
> - Stefan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Lars Gunther
> Sent: Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009 22:58
> To: wai-xtech@w3.org
> Cc: Shelley Powers; HTMLWG WG; W3C WAI-XTECH
> Subject: Re: ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming in
> HTML5.
>
>  2009-10-21 15:46, Tab Atkins Jr. skrev:
> > Sometimes making a link into a button seems to be the correct choice.
> > If I want the styling of a button, but I want clicking it to just
> > navigate you to another page, I can restyle an<a>  to look like a
> > button
>
> That may look like a button but it still
> *is* a link and should not have a button ARIA role.
>
> --
> Lars Gunther
> http://keryx.se/
> http://twitter.com/itpastorn/
> http://itpastorn.blogspot.com/
>
>


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