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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:13:02 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0910220713i319a587dy5c2e9987d019fb33@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> In the spirit of "don't break the Web", the most important question seems to
> me be to be "should it work?" Should a <h1> with a role="button" be
> presented as a button in accessibility devices?

You can't break the web unless a particular practice is already
widespread and changing the current behavior for it would be
detrimental to sites relying on the current behavior.

Are there a significant number of sites currently using <h1
role=button> and expecting it to be presented as a button to ATs?  Are
there ATs who *do* present it as such?

Both of those have to be true before "don't break the web" becomes relevant.

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