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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 02:11:23 +0000 (UTC)
To: JF <john@foliot.ca>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1303270208000.15713@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 26 Mar 2013, JF wrote:
> A man arrives at the San Jose airport in Silicon Valley. 
> "I want to go to the campus" he tells the cab driver.
> "The Stanford campus?", asks the cabbie.
> [...]

Could you explain to me how this analogy corresponds to the discussion? In 
the interface I am proposing, there is no repeated questioning. The user 
indicates to the software that the user wishes to skip uninteresting 
content and jump to interesting content, in a single action (exactly the 
same kind of action as is used to jump to a header, or to jump to a 
specific landmark role). Then, the user agent skips all uninteresting 
content and jumps straight to the content the user wants (the same content 
as would be marked with <main> or role=main).

The user experience is _exactly_ the same as the experience possible with 
explicit landmark roles. The only difference is how it is marked up.

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