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Which ARIA Roles do you use to mark-up clickable regions within a content view?

From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:04:48 -0000
Message-ID: <FBFAE0E0B37B4148AF77509764D4BC20031926C0@bbcxues11.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I am building a web app using XHTML, XForms, CSS, XSLT and a little bit
of JavaScript.

The instance data is transformed into an XHTML representation using
client-side XSLT that is then embedded into the app as a 'content view'.
There are regions within the 'content view' that, when clicked, reveal
(using embedded XForms actions) dialog boxes that allow data related to
those view components to be updated.

I'm using ARIA roles to mark-up various parts of the UI within the
dialog boxes (dialog, tablist, tab, tabpanel, etc...) but I'm not sure
what I should use to mark-up the 'content view' and it's clickable

For example, you can click on a paragraph, an un-ordered list or an
image in the 'content view' but I cannot find any ARIA Roles that cover
their 'role' within the UI. They generate events, they 'trigger' actions
and they should be navigable, but they are not buttons in the
traditional sense of the word.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Philip Fennell
>XSLT Developer (Content Management Culture)
>BBC Future Media & Technology
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