RE: ARIA semantics for secondary navigation

Could we perhaps have a way of naming those "navigation" landmarks?
Ideally, I'd like to see:
Aria-name="main menu" etc.

What do you think?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 1:05 PM
To: 'Ryan Doherty';
Subject: RE: ARIA semantics for secondary navigation

Right indeed. I was confused when I saw multiple 'navigation'  roles on too and realized there was no way available as per the
ARIA specs. To distinguish one from the other.
Sets of links that might be 'secondary' or 'footer' cannot really be
termed complementary. But maybe that is the best option in the
Sailesh Panchang
Accessibility Services Manager (Web and Software) Deque Systems Inc.
( 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140, Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Ryan Doherty
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 5:08 PM
Subject: ARIA semantics for secondary navigation

label secondary navigation elements that are frequently used throughout
the site.

Example: (Products / Firefox

Technically this is navigation, but I will be adding the landmark
'navigation' to the top nav, and I don't think it's a good idea to re-
use the landmark. I'm not sure it can be considered 'complimentary', can
it? Would it remain meaningful if it was separated from the main

  Thanks in advance!

Ryan Doherty

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