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Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 01:34:17 +0000 (UTC)
To: public-html@w3.org
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ISSUE-85
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SUMMARY

Don't allow people to use ARIA to write inaccessible documents.


RATIONALE

ARIA is useful for authors who need to make new widgets that HTML doesn't 
yet support. Buttons are supported by HTML, and therefore there is no 
reason for an author to make a link act like a button to ATs.

Making a link act like a button to ATs while leaving it as a link for 
non-AT users will lead to non-AT users having a confusing experience, 
since the author will think the link is going to appear as a button to 
users and may refer to it as such.


DETAILS

No change.


IMPACT

POSITIVE EFFECTS
Encourages authors to use HTML as intended.

NEGATIVE EFFECTS
None.

CONFORMANCE CLASS CHANGES
None.

RISKS
None.

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