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Re: html5 and ARIA landmark roles


From: Joseph Sherman
Date: Nov 18, 2015 1:28PM

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I am seeing different browser/AT combinations treat pages with html5 elements differently. For example with FireFox, JAWS16, shows header="banner", while IE does not. Same with footer and other elements.


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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Chaals McCathie Nevile
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] html5 and ARIA landmark roles

On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:38:39 +0100, Joseph Sherman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Should developers add ARIA roles to html5 elements with default roles,
> like nav, main, header(banner), footer(contentinfo)? My testing shows
> different treatment of the html5 elements between various browsers and
> AT combinations.

Do you mean that a given browser/AT combination treats the HTML element differently from the way it treats that element if it also has the role specified, or that different browser/AT combos treat elements differently, or both?

Are your test results available?



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