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Re: Should role="contentinfo" be added on a footer or a p element?

From: Ian Yang <ian.html@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:12:24 +0800
Message-ID: <CAFhBhuP3CWvgSHaqRdmb1uiLk+SG7sT-TLS9dBGD7xkhTK32uw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Léonie, thanks for reminding us. I will remember not to make unnecessary
duplication by adding the role only to the main <footer> tag.

Regards,
Ian

2012/6/26 Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>

> >> On ARIA demonstration websites, role="contentinfo" is usually added ***
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> >> However, footers in modern web****
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> >> be creative so that they can also contain things like supplementary ***
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> >> navigation links, social website links, or even a newsletter form.****
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> If you apply the role of contentinfo to the footer element, screen readers
> that support both HTML5 and ARIA will report the landmark only once. If you
> apply the role to another element and also have a footer element, the
> landmark will be reported twice.****
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> Generally speaking this isn't too much of a problem. If the contentinfo
> role is applied to an element that's a child of the footer, it can cause
> unnescessary duplication though. Effectively the landmark is reported twice
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> In case it's helpful, I wrote about this (in a slightly different context):
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