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Re: Issue 204 proposal

From: Matthew Turvey <mcturvey@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:19:26 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFp5+ApbvMBKs2yHhnPdOh+n0Ow81Mjfu19Ge_wp3eZKHg===g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
On 25 April 2012 01:42, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:

> To put it more bluntly, I'm unclear that we are all on the same page
> over the simple fact that ARIA-Describedby will only communicate
> "flattened" text to the A11Y APIs--that any and all semantic ml will
> necessarily be lost. This is a critical point that should not be glossed
> over and should be clearly articulated in Sec. 7.1.

See the Firefox bug below for an example of exposing an accessible
action to open a link, with the link text as the accessible
description, when aria-describedby points to an <a href>. There's no
technical reason why this couldn't also be implemented for <a href
hidden> as both CP's point out.


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