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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 19:26:20 +0200
To: Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20120407192620738952.ad14777a@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Alexander: VoiceOver seems to work as specified by WAI-ARIA. Thus the 
fact htat the host element is a link is not announced. I also checked 
with the Accessibility Inspector.

Leif H Silli

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Sat, 7 Apr 2012 08:53:34 +0100:
> On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 6:50 AM, Alexander Surkov 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"
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria/host_languages#host_general_conflict
> 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: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16656
Leif H Silli
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