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

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:24:58 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmG4_99ZPGuqQyg8TwsD9fR_T1w77QgkjU_6KrBpbX5fQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Does Hixie's response make it any clearer to anyone why role=main or the
<main> element is redundant?

If so please explain.

with regards

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SteveF
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On 26 March 2013 05:16, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Mar 2013, Ian Yang wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > >
> > > Mark it as such. For example, sidebars using <aside>, navigation
> > > blocks using <nav>, footers using <footer>, etc.
> >
> > I'm sorry, but I don't get it.
> >
> > Assume there is a user who is not interested in the <header>, <nav> and
> > <aside>. How could these markups help the user jump past themselves?
>
> The same way a landmark role would, or the way <h1>s would. The user agent
> or accessibility tool would provide a user interface to enable the user to
> navigate the document accordingly. For example, it's common for user
> agents to allow the user to jump to specific headings by pressing a key
> combination, or to skip to the next paragraph (skipping past any content
> in the current paragraph) by pressing a key combination. The same is
> possible for landmark roles or for skipping past uninteresting sections.
>
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