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

On 26 February 2015 at 04:39, Oscar Cao <> 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 <>

Received on Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:35:18 UTC