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Assign a main landmark role to the page’s main content section

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Make sure the main content section is identified using the main landmark role

It is common practice to assign descriptive ID values such as id=”mainContent” to the main content section of the page, but this information conveys no semantics to assistive technologies. The main landmark role is intended to fix this, by programmatically defining a region that usually contains – you guessed it – the main content of a page. This marks the content that is directly related to or expands upon the central topic of the document. The [...]

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