[whatwg] The banner-role for headers
simonp at opera.com
Tue Oct 13 00:44:08 PDT 2009
On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:34:18 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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
4) ARIA and/or HTML5 changes so that <header> and role="banner" match.
>> Personally I think 3) is *not* workable.
> Fair enough. Done #1.
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