[whatwg] The banner-role for headers
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 12 04:34:07 PDT 2009
On Sat, 10 Oct 2009, Yuvalik Webdesign wrote:
> In section 3.2.6 (Assistive technologies) it states in the table that
> <header> has an implied ARIA role of “banner”. However, the spec
> description of <header> does not comply with the description of the
> banner-role in the ARIA-spec. ARIA states:
> “A region that contains the primary heading or web site title. Most of
> the content of a banner is site-oriented, rather than being
> page-specific. [...], the author *SHOULD mark no more than _one element_
> with the banner role*.”
> Which makes sense to me, a banner is not a header. In other words, if
> <header> implies a banner-role, it may only be used once on a page
> unless that role is overridden for additional <header>s. Is this an
> oversight in the spec or is this to remain like this? If so, how should
> this contradiction be approached by designers/developers.
That's an oversight. What would be a better ARIA role to use for <header>?
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