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

From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 08:46:20 -0000
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Dave Woolley wrote:

> I would say that was a checkbox label

I think I see the logic behind what you are saying.

If the representation of the content, the content-view, allows you to
select one component of that view and the result of the selection is to
open one of a set of many edit dialogs then you could regard the
content-view as a wairole:select and each clickable component as a label
of an wairole:option.

As the revealed wairole:dialog would be a modal dialog could you then
look at the view as a select1?

I think that would give sufficient clues that the content-view is part
of the interface and therefore navigable.

As you made a reference to a 'checkbox label' I would like to bring up
another issue I have reguarding ARIA roles and the concept of a label.
There are wairole:description, wairole:tooltip and the aria:labeledby
property, but there does not appear to be an ARIA role of wairole:label.

Why is that?


Philip Fennell
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Subject: Re: Which ARIA Roles do you use to mark-up clickable regions
within a content view?

Philip Fennell wrote:

> When I click on the region within the view, a dialog box is revealed.
> Therefore, it's behaviour is to make a change to the UI by exposes a 
> part of the UI that was not previously visible. It will indirectly 
> cause content to be updated as the XForms processor will get values 
> for the controls within that dialog. So, I guess you could look at it 
> as a link, but it seems to me to be a rather tenuous link (no pun

I would say that was a checkbox label.

David Woolley
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