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javadoc should not set role=region on <section> elements

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      Accessibility checkers are reporting problems with the use of <section role=region>.

      The HTML5 spec says that the value should not be set on <section> elements.

      https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/sections.html#the-section-element

      Allowed ARIA role attribute values:
          region role (default - do not set), alert, alertdialog, application, contentinfo , dialog, document, feed, log, main, marquee, presentation, region, search, status or tabpanel.

      Currently, the attribute is unconditionally set in the HtmlTree.SECTION methods. The attribute should not be set.

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            • Assignee:
              pmuthuswamy Priya Lakshmi Muthuswamy (Inactive)
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              jjg Jonathan Gibbons
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