Sorry if I am missing something obvious here, but why wouldn't you
want to use the ARIA role directly on an existing element:
I typically use a section with a "main" role to identify and style
my main content:
Le 09/09/2012 21:24, Steve Faulkner a écrit :
There has been continued discussion  in other fora on the addition
of an element that identifies the main content of a web page, the idea
has been around for a long time.
This element would formalise common the common practice  of using
an id value such as "content" or "main" (typically on a div) to
identify a container element for the main content area of a document
or application. It would also provide an element that is a HTML
version of the ARIA role=main.
I have put together a draft definition of such an element for
consideration and discussion:
>From publically reported studies of id values used in HTML content,
the use of the strings "content" and "main" are common practice.