[whatwg] Dynamic content accessibility in HTML today

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Mon Aug 14 06:30:38 PDT 2006

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:22:40 -0700, Aaron Leventhal <aaronlev at moonset.net>  
> I like the role attribute because it's already usable in Mozilla, to  
> make accessible web applications. What's the advantage of using  
> class/appearance instead, if there is no browser already mapping this  
> information to assistive technologies?

The advantage is in using elements which already have the right semantics.  
Those already work everywhere. Using XBL, 'appearance' and perhaps  
class="" you can style them in the way you want not affecting the actual  
semantics of the element and therefore keeping it accessible.

Anne van Kesteren

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