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role=main seems mostly redundant with HTML5 <article>

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:25:19 +0200
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To: public-pfwg-comments@w3.org

The landmark role main seems roughly redundant with the first HTML5  
<article> element in a given document. Moreover, Opera for Mobile has  
demonstrated that the main content of a document can be identified  
rather reliably without specific markup.

Since realistically ARIA will be used in text/html, does it make sense  
to introduce stuff that is redundant with HTML5 when implementing  
role=main and implementing exposing the first <article> as the main  
content are about equally easy?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 09:26:03 UTC

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