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Re: Rethinking the necessities of ARIA landmark role "main" and HTML5 <main> element

From: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:18:32 +0800
Message-ID: <CABr1Fse8j0=7SH963pQ7zruwqUjhUsMgPHm5O1sMB+H3XjRr8w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Steve,

I understand that there are use cases for these two features. I was just
being inspired by and being interested in different opinions. After all,
different opinions sometimes can be helpful if they are insightful. So
personally I would be willing to know the details.

Kind Regards,
Ian Yang

On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM, Steve Faulkner

> Hi Ian,
> > Ian Hixie, he mentioned that the existence of the ARIA landmark role
> "main" is a mistake
> >That's very thought-provoking
> how so? hixie offers no concrete reasons and there are concrete use cases
> for role=main and <main> none of which hixie has managed to dispute.
> both role=main and now <main> are part of the web platform and
> interoperably implemented across browsers and assistive technology, so I
> suggest that they will not be discarded even due to an opinion of Hixie's
> with regards
> --
> SteveF
> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
> <http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html>
> On 23 March 2013 14:57, Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com> wrote:
>> Hi editors and all other folks,
>> In a previous discussion with Ian Hixie, he mentioned that the existence
>> of the ARIA landmark role "main" is a mistake. In other words, the role
>> "main" should not have been introduced.
>> That's very thought-provoking. I used to be one of those who supported
>> the adoption of the HTML5 <main> element. Yet after reconsidering the above
>> theory these days, I seem to gradually realize that a mechanism for
>> differentiating main contents from other contents is not always necessary.
>> I may have missed a past discussion about this topic. Could someone point
>> me out a resource? Personally, I think this topic is very worth discussing.
>> However, it might lead to discards of the ARIA landmark role "main" and the
>> HTML5 <main> element.
>> Sincerely,
>> Ian Yang
Received on Saturday, 23 March 2013 16:19:00 UTC

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