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Re: using the data* attribute to identify element sub roles

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:26:19 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2muUnBQ2+aZTJ3N+O0jEV0J9oxrWVF0zSw-QvBSVfzFEg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Ted,
>
> >What's a sub role?
>
> its a more granular classification of a role.
>
> For example in the OSX accessibility API all HTML elements have a role and
> a subrole property
>
> example: the article element:
>
> AXRole: "AXGroup",
> AXSubrole: "AXDocumentArticle"
>
> it may well be that it could be defined via ARIA, but that tends to imply
> a categorization that its only an accessibility feature, when I wanted to
> explore the uses including, but not limited to accessibility.
>


Did you have any ideas for other uses? If not, indeed aria-subrole seems a
good approach.

Silvia.
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 08:27:08 GMT

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