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Re: ARIA use in HTML other than for accessibility.

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:08:09 +0100
Message-ID: <55461DB9.3010202@splintered.co.uk>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 03/05/2015 10:54, chaals@yandex-team.ru wrote:
> I think it is well worth exploring what would break if we assumed
> that roles were generally meant to trigger behaviour that is defined
> by the browser, as appropriate for the user, rather than requiring
> every developer to add not only the role semantics but all the
> interaction, hoping they get it right…

This is partly what already happens in mobile browsers/AT - for 
instance, iOS/VoiceOver will recognise certain roles and offer custom 
interactions for some, as it obviously won't trigger any of the custom 
keyboard-handling logic that developers may have layered over their page 
to make their ARIA usage conform with the expected ARIA pattern (and 
this is also why, for complex ARIA widget, I'd argue that the spec is a 
bit too desktop PC/keyboard centric, but that's yet another topic for 
another day...)

Patrick H. Lauke

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