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Using aria-selected on focusable elements

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:23:50 +0100
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Resurfacing an idea from Steve Faulkner [1], and consequently put into the
PF tracker against ARIA 1.1 [2].


The original suggestion was for aria-selected to be permitted on any
focusable element. The use case being to indicate things like the currently
selected page, or the current step in a process.


James Craig noted (in the tracker) that although the use case is sound,
aria-selected may not be an appropriate solution.


I wonder therefore whether a new attribute, perhaps aria-current, could be
introduced to solve this use case?




[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2012Jul/0006.html

[2] https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/track/issues/587


Carpe diem.

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