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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 18:10:44 +0800
Message-ID: <CAFhBhuNbic1SeK3cnVqL4oG6h6m0bDdMjQQbyFKdkBUY2Efy=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Steve,

Thank you! That's a good concept. I will add role="contentinfo" to the main
footer.

Regards,
Ian

2012/6/26 Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

> Hi Yang,
>
> I would also take into account how browsers map the footer element to
> accessibility APIs.
> In Firefox the footer is mapped to ARIA role=contentinfo
> In Webkit/safari/chrome the footer is mapped to ARIA role=group if it is
> contained within a section or article element otherwise it is mapped to
> role=contentinfo
> In IE it is not mapped
>
> So doing this:
> <div role=contentinfo>
> some content
> <footer> some content</footer>
> </div>
>
> will lead to nested contentinfo landmarks being announced in browsers that
> already map footer to contentinfo.
>
> I would suggest therefore that adding role=contentinfo to the main footer,
> not worrying too much about content that you think may not be appropriate
> being in the footer.
>
> I would further suggest that use of role=group on footer elements
> contained in section or article elements would be the way to go as it
> aligns the semantics across browsers.
>
>
> regards
> stevef
>
>
> On 26 June 2012 05:47, Ian Yang <ian.html@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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/>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?
>>
>> <footer>
>>     <nav>
>>         <ul>
>>             ........
>>             ........
>>             ........
>>             ........
>>             ........
>>         </ul>
>>     </nav>
>>     <form>
>>         ........
>>         ........
>>         ........
>>     </form>
>>     <p>© 2012 Website.com. All rights reserved.</p>
>> </footer>
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>> Ian Yang
>>
>
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
>
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>
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