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Re: Making ARIA and native HTML play better together

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 23:41:09 +0100
Message-ID: <554BEA05.7030104@splintered.co.uk>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 07/05/2015 08:02, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> On 7 May 2015 at 07:53, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com
> <mailto:brucel@opera.com>> wrote:
>     this makes sense, but (unless I'm inventing nonsense because I'm mad,
>     which is definitely possible), doesn't this describe the current
>     behaviour in many UAs anyway?
> Currently ARIA does not do this stuff AFAIK. There is some limited
> keyboard behaviour mapping for role=button in a few AT's.

And gesture mapping in certain touchscreen/mobile ATs too - particularly 
important, as any custom keyboard handling the dev may or may not have 
implemented wouldn't work there anyway, so AT attempt to understand 
widgets based on their roles a bit more and provide built-in swipe/tap 
gestures for certain constructs.

Patrick H. Lauke

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