[whatwg] new tag and possible new aria role

Michael A. Peters mpeters at domblogger.net
Sun Nov 12 00:59:10 PST 2017

Thank you! That does seem like it is exactly what I need.

On 11/12/2017 12:11 AM, Yay295 wrote:
> I think the alertdialog role fits here.
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA/ARIA_Techniques/Using_the_alertdialog_role
> On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 1:03 AM, Michael A. Peters <mpeters at domblogger.net>
> wrote:
>> On webites that either are age restricted and/or have content that may be
>> offensive to some people, often (but not as often as I'd like) there is a
>> warning splashscreen that the server puts in the page if the user has not
>> already agreed to see such content.
>> One way to do this is with a div that has absolute positioning and a
>> z-index that covers the content until the user clicks enter or whatever,
>> then it does an ajax call to lett the server the user has verified they
>> want to see the content and removes the div.
>> I would suggest a tagName "splashscreen" for this purpose. It would have
>> the same properties as a div only it would have semantic meaning so that
>> people using screen readers would know it is important.
>> An aria landmark of splashscreen would also properly distinguish it from
>> complementary which is what I currently use for it (I would use banner but
>> only one banner landmark per page is allowed).
>> Just a thought, I won't defend the thought but if it seems reasonable to
>> the powers that be, I think it is worth it.
>> These splash screens do serve a different purpose than any other semantic
>> tag.

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