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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 11:24:45 +0800
Message-ID: <CABr1FsfeiV7ihuHBpbU3gsapBtnbrutThApEYuJNroT1xAD3pQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Charles McCathie Nevile <
chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:

> A major reason for the element is to replace the "skip to main content"
> links that are all over the web, for accessibility purposes. While the use
> of those links is a terrible bit of architecture (they only work if you
> start from the top of the page and navigate with the keyboard, etc etc)
> they are deemed useful enough to include on all kinds of websites whose
> designs have been through multiple rounds of usability testing to ensure
> they make sense in practice.

Hi Charles,

Thanks for your opinion.

About the "skip to main content" link, I have heard suggestions said that
it's also useful for some other users (laptop users, etc) who can only
navigate by using keyboard. So maybe it should not be replaced even if AT
are all working well with ARIA landmark roles.

Kind Regards,
Ian Yang
Received on Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:25:13 UTC

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