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From: Lars Holm Sørensen <lhs@diversa.dk>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:37:53 +0200
To: "'Sean Murphy \(seanmmur\)'" <seanmmur@cisco.com>, "'Tobias Bengfort'" <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>, "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Tobias

Yes, I agree that a landmark on every form would be rather annoying e.g. when navigation by landmarks with a screen reader.

I would not add any aria roles to the forms in this case but rather just keep them as plain html forms.

I would also follow Sean’s suggestion on using headings if possible.

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Fra: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) [mailto:seanmmur@cisco.com] 
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Til: Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>; WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Emne: RE: non-landmark forms


Is this something like an answer/question page or a page that lists recorded comments? If there is some sort of information indicating the date and person who created the comment. I would be leaning towards using headings here. This helps a screen reader user to jump to the next comment. Visually I would suspect it would help people to break up the information into logical sections. The whole area would be a region as well.

If you can share more specific or provide an example page, then people might be able to give more info.


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From: Tobias Bengfort [mailto:tobias.bengfort@posteo.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, 2 August 2017 3:43 PM
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: non-landmark forms


I am building a comment system where each comment has a little reply form. Pages can contain many comments, so there can be many forms. I doubt that there should be hundrets of form landmarks on a page. So what is the best practice? Should I simple add `role="presentation"` to these forms?

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