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

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:22:14 +0100
To: public-pfwg@w3.org, "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:42:47 +0100, Steve Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10 November 2015 at 16:17, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
>
>> But, Rich, Details can be used for all kinds of things, including
>> advertising, as Charles points out. We need a way to know that this
>> particular Details is a description, as opposed to some other in the
>> page.
>>
>
> The aria-roledescription attribute could be used to disambiguate
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/#aria-roledescription

Yes.

Except it provides a human-readable description rather than something that  
can be used to provide consistent user interface in a browser, and it's a  
pretty clunky approach.

I'm not a fan of the proposal.

cheers

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