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Mac mapping accessible role description of contentinfo

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:53:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VkY2DdJ5Rd70BGZhXxgSOQCtU8zoS3d8gw16XQgXCRG4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Cc: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Hi all,

The AXRoleDescription for contentinfo seems a bit useless in the UA
implementation guide (and also implemented in webkit) given that  the "User
agent should return a user-presentable, localized string value for the

It is simply 'content' which could refer to anything. it is not descriptive
or indicative of what the contentinfo landmark role is supposed to

"A large perceivable region that contains information about the parent

Examples of information included in this region of the page are copyrights
and links to privacy statements." [1]

Any ideas about why this generic term is used for or is it a bug?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#contentinfo
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-implementation/#ftn.note1

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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