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Re: Alternative to @aria-describedAT: <a role=img>

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 08:53:34 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3d7_PYJ4Q4T73V6=q=s4ZWw0vszD1e4V_vDC0vP32VgCw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 6:50 AM, Alexander Surkov
<surkov.alexander@gmail.com> wrote:
> <a role=img href>
> role is html:a accessbile is image, action is "jump" since it's a
> still link after all.

Woah. Is it?

"When a WAI-ARIA role is provided, user agents MUST use the semantic
of the WAI-ARIA role for processing, not the native semantic"


Steve, I reckon the mapping of actions from implicit semantics when an
ARIA role is overriding those semantics would be a critical aspect to
cover in your implementation guide.

Bug filed:


Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 7 April 2012 16:35:23 UTC

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