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[whatwg] native styling for search input boxes

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 12:50:14 +0300
Message-ID: <D3AD4FD5-24A8-449F-9F0C-1270ECBEB70E@iki.fi>
On Oct 1, 2008, at 10:31, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:

> the look of the input field could be styled just by a value of  
> "search"
> for the CSS "appearance". that would have to go through CSS3 WG, but
> would probabvy be the cleanest approach.


The PFWG of the W3C has deemed it necessary to have an ARIA role for  
"search". This suggests that a box being a search box is not just a  
Mac OS X widget style thing but also sensitive to accessibility  
semantics.

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Henri Sivonen
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