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(wrong string) ‚€œcontentinfo‚€ be added on a footer or a p element?

From: Ian Yang <ian.html@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:30:56 +0800
Message-ID: <CAFhBhuPHXa0B7yTAHksHmpLSda4vFM8HW7Vvn+hH6yeF5m17Uw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Lawson <bruce@brucelawson.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Bruce, thank you. It seems that we firstly need to figure out the
definition of "contentinfo" and whether those supplementary blah(s) can be
considered "contentinfo" or not.


2012/6/26 Bruce Lawson <bruce@brucelawson.co.uk>

>  Hi everyone,
>>> On ARIA demonstration websites, role="contentinfo" is usually added on a
>>> footer element.
>>> However, footers in modern web design<http://www.**
>>> smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/**08/footers-in-modern-web-**
>>> design-creative-examples-and-**ideas/<http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/08/footers-in-modern-web-design-creative-examples-and-ideas/>>can
>>> be creative so that they can also contain things like supplementary
>>> navigation links, social website links, or even a newsletter form.
>>> Taking the following codes of footer for example. Should
>>> role="contentinfo" be added on the footer or the p element?
> In such a case, I'd probably put the role of contentinfo on div (or a p)
> if there is lots of supplementary blah in the footer. But "supplementary
> navigation links, social website links, or even a newsletter form" might
> legitimately be role=contentinfo, too (which ARIA spec says "A large
> perceivable region that contains information about the parent document ..
> Examples of information included in this region of the page are copyrights
> and links to privacy statements.)
> It depends on the content.
> The biggest difference to be aware of between html5 <footer> and ARIA
> contentinfo is that there can be any number of <footer>s on a page, but
> only one role="contentinfo". ("Within any document or application, the
> author SHOULD mark no more than one element with the contentinfo role.")
> The same is true of <header> and role=banner. Also, <address> may be given
> an ARIA role of contentinfo, too. http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/**
> wai-aria.html#table-aria-weak<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/wai-aria.html#table-aria-weak>
> bruce
> (Author "Introducing HTML5" http://www.introducinghtml5.**com<http://www.introducinghtml5.com>
> )
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:31:31 UTC

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