ARIA: section role

The section role, an abstract role, is superclass role for renderable structural containment components.

Note: The section role is an abstract role. It is included here for completeness of documentation. It should not be used by web authors.


The structural section role is an abstract role for categorizing all the section subclass roles. The role must not be used. Some subclasses, like alert, note, and tooltip, are useful, and can be used to add semantics when no semantic HTML elements quite fits the purpose of a component. Others, like code, figure, and subscript, aren't necessary, as there are HTML element equivalents. In this case, <code> <figure> and <subscript>, respectively.

Best Practices

Do not use.


Specification Status
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1
The definition of 'ARIA: section role' in that specification.

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