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

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:23 PM, John Foliot <> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Conformance is about what developers _should_ do, however.
> There is however no real penalty for non-conformance, so that really doesn't
> mean a whole bunch in the grand scheme of things.  If however you truly
> believe that conformance is "...what developers _should_ do...", then they
> _should_ add ARIA role information to any element that they have
> 'repurposed' via scripting and CSS, to, as Steven states "Make sense out of
> non-sense" for users of AT.  And to do this 'legally' the spec must say they
> can...

I would say that in may cases they _should_ use a correct element instead.

/ Jonas

Received on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 23:30:25 UTC