Re: ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming in HTML5.

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
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> In the spirit of "don't break the Web", the most important question seems to
> me be to be "should it work?" Should a <h1> with a role="button" be
> presented as a button in accessibility devices?

You can't break the web unless a particular practice is already
widespread and changing the current behavior for it would be
detrimental to sites relying on the current behavior.

Are there a significant number of sites currently using <h1
role=button> and expecting it to be presented as a button to ATs?  Are
there ATs who *do* present it as such?

Both of those have to be true before "don't break the web" becomes relevant.


Received on Thursday, 22 October 2009 14:13:54 UTC