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Re: role=presentation must not be applied to focusable elements

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:00:48 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=Zoe3rZFseTJBaf_OoJfFaxBAoXbH-918kzY5s@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: David Bolter <dbolter@mozilla.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Marco Zehe <marco.zehe@googlemail.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> While I don't agree this it is desirable behaviour to allow form
> controls to have their role removed while still being focusable and
> able to be interacted with, (another example: checkbox still exposes
> the checked state) if other implementors feel likewise, then it would
> suggest that the ARIA spec and implementaion guide will need to change
> at some point to allow role="presentation" to overide native roles on
> form controls.

There are two questions here:

   1. Should setting putatively focusable elements to be
presentational be conforming.
   2. If role="presentation" /is/ set on a putatively focusable
element, what should the UA do?

It could be non-conforming but honoured.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:01:24 UTC

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