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[Bug 10455] Mint a describedby attribute for the img element

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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:35:35 +0000
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--- Comment #36 from Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>  2010-08-30 21:35:35 ---
(In reply to comment #10)

I asked:
> > I'm asking for a description of *how* describedby="" would work, hopefully
> > one sufficiently detailed so we can evaluate the extent to which it differs
> > from longdesc="".

Shelley replied:
> From my reading of what Laura provided, I would imagine describedby provides a
> way[...] 

What is that way? Is the intent for authors to write markup like <img
src="url-to-source" alt="replacement text" describedby="url-to-a-description">?
If so, how is this different from longdesc=""? It looks like all we've done
here is change the name of the attribute. I'm trying to presume that Laura
doesn't intend describedby="" to work in this manner, but in some other way
instead.

> Is that good?

Your answer focused on various browser and/or AT UI features that sound neat,
but aren't really what I was asking.

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