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Re: Role attribute


From: Jared Smith
Date: Oct 8, 2009 9:30AM

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Geof Collis < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>Well it appears that I cant use it  because it doesn't validate
>under xhtml 1.0 strict.

ARIA roles are perfectly acceptable and valid. Just because some
validator tells you they're not valid doesn't mean they're not.

I don't quite understand the criticism of something that has potential
to do more for keyboard accessibility than anything that's come along
in the last 10 years. "Skip" links are a hack. ARIA landmarks are a
solution (or will be once support gets better).