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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 04:43:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1303260443181.15713@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 26 Mar 2013, Ian Yang wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> 
> That makes sense. But aside from utilizing the role "main" or the <main> 
> element, what would be a more appropriate way to help users jump past 
> uninteresting content?

Mark it as such. For example, sidebars using <aside>, navigation blocks 
using <nav>, footers using <footer>, etc.

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