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Re: addition of HTML role requirement mappings

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:39:58 +0100
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: surkov.alexander@gmail.com, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Message-ID: <20140221223958773968.a61f4737@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Richard Schwerdtfeger, Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:30:08 -0600:

> Note: With HTML5.1 and ARIA 1.1 you will not need to put role="table" on a
> table element or role="row" on a <tr>. This will continue to reduce
> footprints.

Another use case: If the layout table heuristics[1] wrongly labels a 
”layoutish” data tables as a layout table, <table role="table"> could 
force AT to treat the table as a data table.

[1] http://www.w3.org/mid/DAC73203-0A79-4DD7-AB9D-BD3C0B58B3FE@apple.com

leif halvard silli
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