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Re: Voiceover bugs for Web


From: James Nurthen
Date: Oct 26, 2021 9:12AM

+1 Glen.
As chair of the ARIA WG I can state it is unlikely that role="text" will
ever make it into the spec - there were too many objections. It got much
closer when it was renamed to role="static" so IMO if it ever does make it
then it will be with a different name than role="text"


On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 5:59 PM glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> > It will likely be around to stay and will most likely make it into the
> > ARIA specification
> > at some point, and is safe to use now.
> >
> That might be a bit generous. Until something is in the spec, I would not
> consider it safe to use. There was a text role batted around for a while
> by the ARIA committee but it was decided to not include it in the spec. It
> *might* make it in one day but unless you're on the committee lobbying for
> it, there's no guarantee it'll ever be there.
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/track/issues/435
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2011Apr/0007.html
> > > > >