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

From: Fred Esch <fesch@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:31:51 -0500
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     Regards,                                                 
                                                              
    Fred Esch                                                 
 Watson, IBM, W3C                                             
  Accessibility                                               
                                                              
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From:	"Chaals McCathie Nevile" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
To:	public-pfwg@w3.org, "public-digipub-ig@w3.org"
            <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Date:	11/12/2015 06:23 AM
Subject:	Re: FW: Proposal: remove aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1
            specification



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

--
Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
  chaals@yandex-team.ru - - - Find more at http://yandex.com



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<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="473" colspan="2" valign="middle"><div align="center"><font size="4" face="Verdana">Regards, <br><br>Fred Esch <br>Watson, IBM, W3C Accessibility</font></div></td></tr>
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