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

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:12:50 +0000
Message-ID: <514EDFB2.70308@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 24/03/2013 03:24, Ian Yang wrote:
> 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.

Having main content explicitly defined in the markup (rather than any 
hand-rolled "skip to..." link and arbitrary in-page anchor / fragment 
ID) makes it trivially easy for browsers to also natively implement a 
shortcut to it, or to allow extension authors to do it. This would also 
benefit keyboard users.

Patrick H. Lauke
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