[whatwg] The banner-role for headers
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 13 00:34:18 PDT 2009
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Yuvalik Webdesign wrote:
> > From: Ian Hickson
> > > 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>?
> I am no expert, but looking at the ARIA spec, I doubt there is a role
> that fits the <header> element. The closest I can find is the "heading"
> role, but that is more closely related to, and already implemented on
> <Hx> and <hgroup>.
> I see three possibilities, but anybody feel free to comment on these:
> 1) Don't give <header> an implied ARIA-role.
> 2) Give <header> the "header" role.
> 3) Leave the "banner" role, but give clear instructions on the fact that
> it may only be used once and how to remove the role from subsequent
> Personally I think 3) is *not* workable.
Fair enough. Done #1.
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