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RE: Using aria-selected on focusable elements

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:00:33 +0100
To: "'Alexander Surkov'" <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>
Cc: "'W3C WAI Protocols & Formats'" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002701cecc2b$f1639b60$d42ad220$@tink.co.uk>
Alexander Surkov wrote:
" are there other use cases than HTML:a element? Should it be really applied
to any focusable element?"

Good question. On reflection, probably not. All the use cases I can think of
relate to links.

Thinking further, perhaps such an attribute could have different possible
values beyond true/false?

For example aria-current="page" when used on links in navigation lists or
breadcrumb trails, or aria-current="step" when used on a progress bar. These
would translate into "Current page" and "Current step" when recognised by
screen readers.

Léonie.
Received on Friday, 18 October 2013 18:00:55 UTC

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