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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:32:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1303260430180.15713@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 26 Mar 2013, Ian Yang wrote:
> Could please you let us know why you think it is a mistake in ARIA that 
> the landmark role "main" even exists?

The landmark roles in general aren't really necessary now that HTML has 
the relevant semantics covered. For "main" specifically, nothing is 
needed, since what users want is not to jump to a specific place in the 
document but to jump _past_ uninteresting content in the document.

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