[whatwg] new tag and possible new aria role

Yay295 yay295 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 00:11:54 PST 2017

I think the alertdialog role fits here.

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 1:03 AM, Michael A. Peters <mpeters at domblogger.net>

> 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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