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input type=search vs. role=search

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:54:31 +0300
Message-Id: <E341F9B7-F52B-4F63-B8C6-74C59233B6A4@iki.fi>
To: public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
As a follow-up to:

<input type=search> has been adopted in HTML5 and has excellent  
graceful degradation behavior. To avoid specifying overlapping  
features for the Web platform, I suggest removing role=search from  
ARIA and saying that an <input type=search> if it has no <form> or its  
<form> if it has one is "The search tool of a web document."

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 2 April 2009 13:55:21 UTC

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