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Re: What's everyone's view on backwards-support, etc for ARIA

From: Gijs Veyfeyken <gijs@anysurfer.be>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:59:51 +0100
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To: W3C WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Mitchell Evan wrote:
> This made me curious, so I tested with NVDA 2015.1 and Internet Explorer 11. I found that this combo supports role="navigation" but does not support <nav>.

> http://evanmedia.com/accessibility/testpage/nav.html <http://evanmedia.com/accessibility/testpage/nav.html>

Thank you for sharing the test results.
If copied yours (hope you don't mind) and added VoiceOver and NVDA with Firefox:
http://gijs.anysurfer.be/test/nav.html <http://gijs.anysurfer.be/test/nav.html> 

> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> And fundamentally, this goes back thematically to our previous discussion here about "do you build to standards, or do you cater for browser/AT bugs". Your answer to that question will determine your answer to this one...


In this particular case, I'd cater for browser/AT bugs. 

> Mitchell Evan wrote:

> I've continued to recommend <nav role="navigation"> because I see a benefit for users, and no contradiction with web standards. 


+1 

Kind regards

Gijs

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Brussels - Belgium

> On 27 Feb 2015, at 13:15, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> On 27/02/2015 10:43, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>> Its not that NVDA does not support the <nav> element it's that IE does
>> not support the <nav> element and NVDA does not hack around IE's lack of
>> support.
>> 
>> Have a look at http://www.html5accessibility.com/ for current support
>> and links to bugs.
> 
> And fundamentally, this goes back thematically to our previous discussion here about "do you build to standards, or do you cater for browser/AT bugs". Your answer to that question will determine your answer to this one...
> 
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