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Re: Landmarks on Mobile web


From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Aug 28, 2021 3:55PM

I wonder if there are any Apple Bugs on this. I remember when JAWS used to treat articles as landmarks.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn

> On Aug 25, 2021, at 15:21, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> It can be handy to navigate by landmarks on mobile. Whether some of those
> landmarks should disappear when in responsive or mobile view is more of a
> UX discussion, as Birkir notes. With VoiceOver on iOS, I can change my
> rotor to navigate by landmarks so swiping up/down goes to the next
> landmark. Unfortunately, VoiceOver treats the <article> element as a
> landmark when it absolutely is *not* a landmark. So that clutters up my
> navigation when I'm on a news site like CNN.
> See https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/#article. The second sentence says "an
> article is not a navigational landmark".
> The VoiceOver rotor also lets you navigate by articles so it's doubly
> confusing why Apple decided to include articles in the landmarks list when
> they can be navigated separately.
> > > >