ARIA 1.1 adds a new type of list subclass called "feed" with "article" children. Articles are not landmarks, but it might be useful to have some quick navigation between them when in a "feed" context.
That said, I haven't seen a convincing argument for why a list of articles in a "feed" is more or less useful than a list of articles outside a "feed"
Looks like the general consensus is that people just want article navigation separate from the main landmarks, so let's just add a Safari rotor for <article> and role="article".
This would allow quick rotor navigation on many sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. w/o the need for a new container role.
Before Feed gets shot down completely, please consider that we might want to expand it to support other elements/media like images, video, or even mixed.
See PFWG minutes here: http://www.w3.org/2015/11/12-aria-minutes.html#item04
Isn't "list" sufficient for those?
@James: I think you're better off asking Matt King, he came up with it :)
I would recommend you do the same mapping we created (Mac terms) for feed. Group would suffice, as you can have a group of articles, if you don’t wish to do anything special. IA2 uses a group role with an xml-roles object attribute=“feed”. So, this would be as simple as having an AXGroup role with a Mac role description of “feed”.
Adoption of this has been reasonable in sites and other rendering engines, so let's implement.
Todo: Implement a new 'feedRole' in WebKit, a with macOS platform mapping of:
(In reply to James Craig from comment #8)
> Adoption of this has been reasonable in sites and other rendering engines,
> so let's implement.
> Todo: Implement a new 'feedRole' in WebKit, a with macOS platform mapping of:
> AXRole: AXGroup
> AXSubrole: AXApplicationGroup
The above is already done.
> AXRoleDescription: 'feed'
This will need to be done. Currently it is 'group'. Assigning to myself. Will do a new patch, along with some other new roles, tomorrow.
Thanks for the update!
Closing as a dup of bug 171183 which now has a patch which adds the figure and term roles and also updates the AXRoleDescription mapping for the feed role.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 171183 ***