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Re: Issue with ARIA 1.1 regarding which roles include children presentational = true ?

From: Birkir Gunnarsson <birkir.gunnarsson@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:33:46 -0500
Message-ID: <CA++QhYz1ZcE8TaKAyyCYQ2enX75N045uei4j4dbzf_GjLs+7Qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Links can include block elements in html5.
Should those elements be ignored when they have a semantic role?
example:
<a href="#"><h2>Foo</h2</a>
Should assistive technologies expose this is an h2 link, or just as a link?


On 1/11/16, Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
> Before I file this as an issue, I wanted to run this by those here in case
> I've got any of the details behind this incorrect.
>
> So, according to the children presentational description at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/#h-childrenarepresentational
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> This seemingly means that embedded child roles are not exposed by the user
> agent, but instead a flat labelling mechanism is used instead no matter what
> type of content is contained within these roles. Is that right?
>
> Currently only the following roles include this property:
> button
> img
> math
> progressbar
> separator
> scrollbar
> slider
>
> So this seems right, a button cannot include children with roles like link,
> slider, region, tablist, textbox, listbox, radio, checkbox, etc., because
> that wouldn't make any sense.
>
> So, with that logic, shouldn't all of the following roles also include
> children presentational = true ?
>
> checkbox
> combobox
> link
> menuitem
> menuitemcheckbox
> menuitemradio
> option
> radio
> searchbox
> spinbutton
> switch
> tab
> textbox
> treeitem
>
> This seems logical, because none of the above roles are 'composite'
> widgets.
> https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/#composite
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