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Re: Role attribute


From: Geof Collis
Date: Oct 8, 2009 10:00AM

Well if you've read my previous posts then you'll notice that I've
changed my mind, the amount of extra chatter is worth the price, but
for now and until it is widely supported I'll use both in future
sites and wont worry about validation.



>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).