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

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:42:45 -0400
Message-Id: <9B0087E0-1E96-4C10-8B16-B4A2411EA2F3@la-grange.net>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Maybe people will
Le 21 oct. 2009 à 08:58, Steven Faulkner a écrit :
> >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.
> That is the crux of the issue, it can be silenced by reducing the  
> accessibility of the existing content.

The button case has been somehow discussed by Joe Gregorio in the  
past. There is a UX and design issue (not only accessibility) related  
to the use of a link for a HTTP POST.

In the accessibility realm, What are we trying to solve? The following  

	Data input and/or selection, then click to create action.

Indeed having the possibility to add a role attribute on links for  
encouraging designers to give good information would be useful. I  
guess it could also help crawlers (need more thoughts).

In the UX realm, the browser buttons are hardly customizable in a way  
which is useful for Web designers, which led to many tutorials as  
Shelley mentioned. I don't have the feeling that there will be  
browsers interoperability for button styling in a very near future.  
How do we address designers needs and practices?

The role attribute on a element indeed would be useful.

There is still a big security and/or warning issue regarding the GET/ 
POST misusage.

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 13:42:51 UTC

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