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RE: Keyboard access to landmark roles

From: Thomas Logan <tlogan@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:42:04 -0800
To: "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@illinois.edu>, "'Becky Gibson'" <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Cc: "'Richard Schwerdtfeger'" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "'Sandy Foltz'" <sfoltz1@gmail.com>, "'Michael Cooper'" <cooper@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
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My thoughts

This example looks great.  It is good to have a landmark example that shows
multiple uses of navigation areas.   I don't think content-info, search, or
navigation need to have a label unless there are more than one.  

I don't think it needs role of application.  I don't know if there are any
hard rules on when to use role=application but I think one good clue is when
you have to use the arrow keys for navigation such as when in a toolbar or
treeview.   Also if more advanced keystrokes are needed to interact with
components.  Since your example can be fully navigated using the TAB key I
wouldn't use application.

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Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:22 AM
To: Jon Gunderson; Becky Gibson
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger; Sandy Foltz; Michael Cooper; W3C WAI-XTECH
Subject: Re: Keyboard access to landmark roles

Here is my new ARIA landmark role example, please check the markup to see if
it is what you are expecting for land mark roles.


1. I didn't know what to put for a "aria-labelledby" on the "contentinfo"
role.  Is that OK?

2. Does this need a role of application?

Sandy you can use this page for testing the extension changes.

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