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

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Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:04:09 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10455


Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net> changed:

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--- Comment #67 from Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>  2010-09-02 15:04:09 ---
with regards to benjamin's suggestion:

QUOTE
Please note by "use HTML+RDFa", I mean copying
and pasting HTML+RDFa markup, not understanding the intricacies of HTML+RDFa
parsing. Much like people copy and paste Facebook's HTML+RDFa [5] without even
realizing it's HTML+RDFa!
UNQUOTE

supporting author ignorance by simply telling them "copy-and-paste" this markup
into your content if X equals Y is a HORRENDOUS idea -- the point of native
semantics is to be easily understood and implemented by developers and authors
alike -- telling authors to use pre-canned snippets of HTML+RDFa is a complete
non-starter -- HTML should NOT be encouraging authors to copy-and-paste
snippets of code without the author/content creator understanding how that code
works, how it is expressed by a UA or assistive technology, and how to tailor
that code to the content creator's needs...

also, i would like to point out that there are many users of assistive
technology not only in the HTML A11y Task Force, but in the HTML WG itself --
when questions about specific technologies and the support provided thereby
arise, they should be addressed to actual end users of the technology, not
those who know accessibility only as a checklist or an abstraction -- as i have
noted in an earlier bug, bugzilla is NOT the optimal forum for such exchanges,
as bugzilla itself has major accessibility problems -- i would, therefore, ask
members of the HTML WG to PLEASE address specific inquiries about how assistive
technology handles specific markup or what options are open to the user of the
AT, by posting to public-html-a11y@w3.org

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