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aria-ISSUE-1048 (roledescription role limits): roledescription usage should not be limited to elements with defined ARIA roles [ARIA 1.1 Core Mapping Specification]

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Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:08:30 +0000
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aria-ISSUE-1048 (roledescription role limits): roledescription usage should not be limited to elements with defined ARIA roles [ARIA 1.1 Core Mapping Specification]

http://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/track/issues/1048

Raised by: James Craig
On product: ARIA 1.1 Core Mapping Specification

The following requirement is overly restrictive:

User agents must not expose the aria-roledescription property if … The element to which aria-roledescription is applied does not have a valid WAI-ARIA role or does not have an implicit WAI-ARIA role semantic.

This would mean the feature could not be used on any markup element in any host language until such a time as ARIA defined an equivalent role. As we already know ARIA is well behind the current release of HTML, this is an overly restrictive limitation and should be removed.
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