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ARIA's role="" attribute (was Re: [Bug 7509] Consider <dl type="dialog"> instead of <dialog>)

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 15:06:14 -0700
Message-ID: <3b31caf90909091506l278bcdb7lc52f57ad54cbd3b6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi,

Toby wrote:
> Possibly @role could be re-used. (@role isn't just an ARIA attribute, it's
> intended to be used in other ways too.)

You may be confusing ARIA's role="" attribute with the XHTML Role
Attribute Module. They are separate, distinct attributes. Insofar as the
current HTML5 draft goes, role=""'s sole use within HTML is for
specifying ARIA roles on elements.

Microdata or the class="" attribute can both be used to annotate HTML
elements with more specific semantics than their native semantics
provide.


Ted
Received on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 22:07:14 GMT

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