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Re: Two efforts to kill longdesc

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 16:45:06 +1000
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To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
What more can I say... thanks for the explanations of our activites! :-)
I am merely trying to make aria-describedby better. It's not attack on
anything else.
Cheers,
Silvia.


On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Laura:
>
> John has answered at length. I agree with him, so I won't repeat what he
> said.
>
> I would like to remind everyone that I voted 3 times in support of
> Laura's longdesc proposal: In the Text Subteam, in the TF telecon, and
> in the TF WBS on Longdesc. Those votes are a matter of record, and they
> correctly reflect my position today. I have
> not changed my mind.
>
> The media situation is simply different. The longdesc proposal could not
> meet the user requirements for video and poster, and the markup proposed
> for poster would not accomodate the user requirements behind longdesc.
>
> I can only think, Laura, that you haven't understood the media situation
> sufficiently. Please note that I'm not criticising you for that. It took
> the Media Subteam much discussion over many months to get the
> understanding we now have.
>
>
> Janina
>
> Laura Carlson writes:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> The writing is on the wall.
>>
>> Accessibility Task Force ACTION: Janina to carry to PF the request to
>> clarify that ARIA Described-by text can include markup, and that any
>> such markup needs to be exposed to a11y apis
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/track/actions/129
>>
>> Silvia to Jonas in "Re: ISSUE-30 longdesc - Chairs Solicit Alternate
>> Proposals or Counter-Proposals" thread:
>> "I suggest your change proposal should also include that browsers need
>> to expose the markup of the html snippet(s) that aria-describedby
>> points to to accessibility APIs."
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0020.html
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Laura
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson
>
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>
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