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FW: Proposal: remove aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1 specification

From: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:52:00 +0000
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If anyone has samples of <details>/<summary> in use for extended description, please pass them along so that we can help out with documentation of best practices.


Tzviya Siegman
Digital Book Standards & Capabilities Lead

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger [mailto:schwer@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 10:42 AM
To: WAI Protocols & Formats
Subject: Proposal: remove aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1 specification

After discussions with Microsoft and following the bug tracker for Firefox it appears that <details>/<summary> is going to be implemented at some point in both Edge and Firefox. This addresses the gaps in browser support. A media query will need to be created at some point to handle the showing/hiding of this element, and I see those discussions are happening, but I believe this addresses the requirements of the digital publishing industry.

Since this requirement is being met I would like to propose the removal of aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1 specification at the next ARIA Working Group meeting. Are there any objections? Do you agree?

We can vote on the next ARIA WG call but I wanted to give people a heads up.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Received on Thursday, 5 November 2015 15:52:32 UTC

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