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Re: What's everyone's view on backwards-support, etc for ARIA

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:34:09 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=-hmXsB64QE6Twh7RiC82yyuWXrGXYBuVBWkHOe4RHZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Oscar Cao <oscar.cao@live.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On 26 February 2015 at 04:39, Oscar Cao <oscar.cao@live.com> wrote:

> web devs shouldn’t use ARIA ROLES to specify the role of an element which
> already has that role implied via its native semantics. E.g. <nav
> role=”navigation”></nav>

The HTML5 specification states:

Note: In the majority of cases setting an ARIA role and/or aria-* attribute
> that matches the default implicit ARIA semantics is unnecessary and not
> recommended as these properties are already set by the browser.


The advice in ARIA in HTML is consistent with the HTML5 advice.



HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
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