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

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:48:04 -0500
To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: public-pfwg@w3.org, "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20151112114804.GK21687@opera.rednote.net>
Charles Nevile writes:
> 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.
> 

I suspect we might prefer something that's simply binary? So, a new
role? Maybe something like ARIA-RoleHasDescript ?

It was proposed (during PF this week) that a simple ARIA role could
trigger notification for AT users, and could trigger CSS to show the non
AT user that a description is available. 

Janina

> cheers
> 
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> Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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