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[Bug 12228] All Media Elements should have the ability to have both short and longer textual descriptions associated to the element.

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 04:05:55 +0000
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John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> 2012-01-13 04:05:55 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> John, this bug is waiting on your response to comment #1:
> > Does the following work?
> > 
> > <video aria-label="A short description">
> > 
> > <video aria-describedby="#desc">
> > <p id="desc">A long description</p>

Philip's example only works if there is an on-screen longer textual description
of the media asset, and does not address the use-case of when there is no text
on-screen. <video> and <audio>, like images, require a means to ensure that a
longer textual description can be provided regardless of visual design
considerations. The longer textual description is not to be confused with a

Related to Issue 30 - Should HTML 5 include a longdesc attribute for images 
(Status: Open) http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/30

Possibly related to Issue 142 - No alternative text description for video key
frame (poster) 
(Status: Formal Objection)

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