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

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--- Comment #59 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>  2010-08-31 23:30:20 ---
(In reply to comment #52)
> It seems to me these discussions should be happening in the email lists, not
> a bug. But that's up to the powers that be, I guess.

People are 100% free to discuss things wherever they want, but so long as the
discussion is relevant to the actual bug request, I would be much happier if it
stayed in one place (which means here, as it started here).

> And they don't meet HTML5's underlying semantic criteria. 

I fear a thorough discussion of the principles HTML WG should adopt to deal
with all issues - a subject on which I suspect the WG would *never* achieve
consensus - risks derailing the discussion about this particular bug.

> there is no place to define a set of expected behaviors for the specific use
> of RDFa. It doesn't fit in RDFa, it doesn't fit in HTML5, yet it uses pieces
> of both. 

Why do you think it's a bad fit for UAAG Techniques?

> Benjamin, do you have a solution as to how expected behavior can be defined
> for the uses of RDFa?

    1. Pick or create a vocabulary that expresses the semantic relationship we
want.
    2. Spec out the behavior you'd like and put it at some permanent URL.

> Again, though, even if a way to define expected behavior is provided, the
> solution is not going to be attractive to folks not using RDFa for other
> purposes in their document.

I doubt the set of people able and willing to provide long descriptions
significantly differs from the set of people able and willing to use HTML+RDFa
(or authoring tools that use HTML+RDFa), assuming it ever gets standardized.

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