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Re: aria vs native alternatives [was: Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document]

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:41:19 +0300
Cc: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BEFE1D55-B258-4941-B406-2A77FE33958D@iki.fi>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Sep 3, 2009, at 00:02, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> "There are also mainstream benefits of providing navigation  
> landmarks. Your browser may assign key sequences to move focus to  
> these sections as they can be set on every site. Navigation to these  
> landmarks is device independent. A personal digital assistant (PDA)  
> could assign a device key to get to them in your document."
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices/#kbd_layout

This seems to contradict the stated principles of ARIA. I think either  
aria-practices or ARIA 1.0 needs to change to remove the contradiction.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 3 September 2009 08:42:09 UTC

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