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Re: Headers Are Confusing in HTML5

From: Martin Janecke <w3.org@prlbr.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:25:49 +0100
To: lwatson@paciellogroup.com, 'Steve Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, 'Cynthia Shelly' <cyns@microsoft.com>
Cc: info@3zero.co.uk, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <565D75AD.4030200@prlbr.com>
On 01.12.15 09:22, Léonie Watson wrote:
>> From: Martin Janecke [mailto:w3.org@prlbr.com]
>> Sent: 30 November 2015 22:06
>> Isn't it strange to have these two but no page-specific headers?
> 
> When <header> is scoped to <body> it represents the header for the document. From the HTML5.1 spec [1]:
> 
> "When the nearest ancestor sectioning content or sectioning root element is the body element, then it applies to the whole page."
>  
> Léonie.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html51/semantics.html#the-header-element

But the accessibility mapping to the banner role implies something else [1]:

"banner (role): A region that contains mostly site-oriented content,
rather than page-specific content."

Regards
Martin

[1]: http://w3c.github.io/aria/aria/aria.html#banner
Received on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 10:26:19 UTC

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