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ARIA grid versus HTML table


From: Alan Zaitchik
Date: Jun 23, 2020 8:05AM

I am not sure when or if I would ever need to use the "aria grid" coding
pattern. Every example I have ever seen (WAI-ARIA Authoring, Mozilla
developers network) looks to me like one I could equally well implement in
native HTML5.
When I have coded using the ARIA grid pattern I find anomalous screen
reader behaviors as soon as I deviate from balanced "simple" tables, so
there seems to me to be nothing gained in foregoing strict native table
semantics of HTML.
Am I missing something?