Re: aria implicit roles exposed?

hi jim,
I think definitely not, if an element has a native mapping to an
accessibility API, why would you want to expose the implict aria role in the
dom? this would have the effect of overriding the native role. if there is a
native accessibility API mapping implemented in the browser you don't need
ARIA unless you as an author want to overide that mapping.


2009/9/2 Jim Jewett <>

> Will implicit aria roles (either strong native roles, or all roles) be
> exposed to the DOM in some way?
> Note that there are explicit recommendations to base CSS styling on
> aria-* attributes, so as to better keep them in sync; it is possible
> that this isn't needed for attributes that are handled natively within
> the same document, but ... I'm not so sure.
> -jJ

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium |
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Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 06:52:25 UTC