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

From: Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 00:39:44 +0200
Message-ID: <4AE0DF30.2060107@keryx.se>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
2009-10-21 18:42, Shelley Powers skrev:
> Here's a likely scenario where we would want to use a role of "button"
> for a link.

Wouldn't you add the ARIA role as well using JavaScript in that case? 
Since it would be lying to AT readers to have the ARIA role hard-coded, 
if JS is disabled.

If added with JS, *the validator* won't complain.

However, your example proves that *the spec* should allow usage of 
dynamically created ARIA roles in ways that hard coded ARIA roles should 
not be allowed to be used.

Lars Gunther
Received on Thursday, 22 October 2009 22:40:29 UTC

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