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The concept of label or legend appears to be missing from ARIA Roles

From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 12:09:17 -0000
Message-ID: <FBFAE0E0B37B4148AF77509764D4BC2003192604@bbcxues11.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


I'm in the process of investigating annotations to XHTML documents that
can be used to facilitate both client-side scripting and accessibility.
So naturally I turned to ARIA 'Roles' and 'States and Properties'. But,
the first thing I noticed when attempting to mark-up labels and
read-only values is that there is no label and/or legend role, the
nearest thing I can find is the 'wairole:description'. Should I use the
description role like this:

<span id="foo" xhtml10:role="wairole:description" title="Image
<span xhtml10:role="wairole:input" arai:labelledby="foo"

It strikes me that the aria:labelledby property alone doesn't say enough
about the referenced span to indicate that it is a label and the
wairole:description role is too broad.

Is there a case for having a wairole:label as a subclass of
wairole:description in the same way as wairole:tooltip?


Philip Fennell
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