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Re: Role attribute


From: Geof Collis
Date: Oct 8, 2009 9:55AM

Hi Steve

Sorry I'm not familiar with that one do you have alink to an example?



At 11:34 AM 10/8/2009, you wrote:
>The W3C is slow in moving on the issue of ARIA validation, It is a W3C
>specification that has been designed to be used with HTML and XHTML (as well
>as other languages) so using it even though it does not valdiate is no
>If you do want your ARIA to validate use the HTML5 doctype <!DOCTYPE HTML>
>on your html docs.
>when you run it through the W3C validator it will valdiate with ARIA.
>2009/10/8 Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > 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).
> >
> > Jared
> >