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Re: Usage of the @role attribute (Fwd: IDPF event at Salon du livre)

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:25:01 -0700
To: www-archive@w3.org
Message-id: <m2mwt7acyq.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>
Hi Ivan,

You wrote:

> [W]hether the @role attribute could be used in EPUB3.01 to replace the
> current idpf:type attribute for, say, glossary items.

While it's true that the original XHTML2 Role Attribute Module was
intended to be a generally extensible metadata attribute, the WAI-ARIA
role="" attribute in HTML is only intended to provide information to the
accessibility layer, and should not be used as a general extension
point. For general metadata extensions, there are several other
solutions, namely Microformats, Microdata, and RDFa.

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