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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#6456 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Remove redundant ARIA role="main" from BP legacy template files

Reported by: mercime Owned by: johnjamesjacoby
Milestone: 2.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.7
Component: Appearance - Template Pack Keywords: has-patch 2nd-opinion


WP 4.2.2 and BP trunk

We have ARIA role="main" markups in BP template files which should not there because all WordPress core themes from Twenty Fifteen down to Twenty Ten already have that ARIA role in respective page.php and relevant files. The same goes for Automattic's _s theme which continue to serve as a starter theme to many themes in the WP Theme Repository. There should only be one main landmark role per page.

This was a carry-over when template files were ported from the old BP Default theme to the legacy folder for the theme compatibility feature.

Attached is a screenshot of a BP page with 2 extra role="main" instances

Attached are patches for the respective files in the activity, blogs, forums, groups, and member folders.

Attachments (6)

role-main.jpg (89.1 KB) - added by mercime 6 years ago.
3 in one page example
activity.patch (1.2 KB) - added by mercime 6 years ago.
blogs.patch (521 bytes) - added by mercime 6 years ago.
forums.patch (507 bytes) - added by mercime 6 years ago.
groups.patch (4.8 KB) - added by mercime 6 years ago.
members.patch (5.7 KB) - added by mercime 6 years ago.

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Change History (9)

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#1 @johnjamesjacoby
6 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.3

Good catch, mercime.

I am completely comfortable squeezing these into 2.3. Anyone opposed?

#2 @hnla
6 years ago

It is a good catch, I'm for squeezing this in, it's not a feature change, should not upset any theme styling (very unlikely anyone would ever style on this attr

In 2.4 we'll start to address more of these concerns hopefully with some new templates but anything we can catch and update now the better.

#3 @johnjamesjacoby
6 years ago

  • Owner set to johnjamesjacoby
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9896:

Templates: Remove redundant ARIA role="main" declarations from bp-legacy template parts.

These were carried over from bp-default and are no longer accurate in the context of theme compatibility, where the main parent/child theme is commonly responsible for this declaration.

Props mercime. Fixes #6456.

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