[Bug 8700] New: modify contentinfo mapping and conformance


           Summary: modify contentinfo mapping and conformance
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, NE
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-

currently the HTML5 address  element    is mapped onto the ARIA contentinfo 

This is incorrect. Although it may be appropriate for a containing element that
is role=contentinfo to include an address element along with other content,
there is not a one to one mapping. a closer approximation for the contentinfo
role would be to the footer element , as specified in the spec.

current public wai-aria working draft states:

Within any document  or application, the author SHOULD mark no more than one
element with the contentinfo role. 

requested modifications to HTML5:

remove address to contentinfo mapping.

add contentinfo conformance statement in the appropriate section of the spec

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Received on Sunday, 10 January 2010 13:56:58 UTC