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Re: Adding ARIA properties to form elements with class names

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 08:34:44 +0100
Message-ID: <535B6194.3070907@cfit.ie>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
James Craig wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2014, at 6:14 AM, Joshue O Connor<joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>  wrote:
>
>> On foot of the recent thread on the difference between HTML label and aria-labelledby, I have a question about adding ARIA properties to input controls that similar class names, rather than using IDs?
>> Firstly is this currently possible (I don't think so), and is it something that is on the radar of our ARIA expert friends?
>
> It's pretty trivial to use JavaScript (this is not specific to jQuery) to do this via a CSS classname.
>
> Here's an example from a WWDC 2009 demo.
> http://cookiecrook.com/test/aria/HandsOn/5_Demo_ManagedFocus/roaming_tabindex/final.html
>
> Here's the bit of script that takes the "segmentedcontrol" classname and adds the "radiogroup" role, or the "itemlist" class and adds the "listbox" role.
> http://cookiecrook.com/test/aria/HandsOn/5_Demo_ManagedFocus/roaming_tabindex/js/init.js
>
> Here's the WWDC video for that session:
> https://developer.apple.com/videos/safari/#8-video

Great, thanks for the URIs James.

Josh
Received on Saturday, 26 April 2014 07:35:14 UTC

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