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Re: ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming in HTML5.

From: Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:52:45 +0200
Message-ID: <4ADF041D.7010705@keryx.se>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
CC: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
2009-10-21 12:37, Schnabel, Stefan skrev:
> Id like to see the conformance checker algorithm code that can decide
> if <a> has been erroneously used instead of <button> in a form- like
> element grouping 

Would it not suffice if the validator in its error message complained 
about the a-element instead of the ARIA role.

E.g. "ARIA role and element name mismatch. If you intend to use this 
link as a button, use the button element."

Such an error message can be silenced by removing the ARIA role, but its 
wording is focusing the use of the a-tag, thus encouraging the use of 
proper markup.

BTW, I think YUI and JQuery can be evangelized into using button. Does 
anyone have a link to their bug tracker?

Lars Gunther
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 12:53:36 UTC

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