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

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