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[whatwg] Dynamic content accessibility in HTML today

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:30:38 -0700
Message-ID: <op.td9ztcbuaw9dld@id-c0020.globalsuite.net>
On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:22:40 -0700, Aaron Leventhal <aaronlev at moonset.net>  
> I like the role attribute because it's already usable in Mozilla, to  
> make accessible web applications. What's the advantage of using  
> class/appearance instead, if there is no browser already mapping this  
> information to assistive technologies?

The advantage is in using elements which already have the right semantics.  
Those already work everywhere. Using XBL, 'appearance' and perhaps  
class="" you can style them in the way you want not affecting the actual  
semantics of the element and therefore keeping it accessible.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 14 August 2006 06:30:38 UTC

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