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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:41:51 +0000
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120307204151.GA28192@opera.rednote.net>
Leif Halvard Silli writes:
> Leif Halvard Silli, Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:04:16 +0100:
> > Janina Sajka, Wed, 7 Mar 2012 16:47:51 +0000:
> 
> >>> Question: Is there a chance that "we could do" @aria-describedat *now*? 
> >>> I am convinced that the chances for a amicable solution would increase 
> >>> greatly if one could move from talk to action with regard to 
> >>> @aria-describedat.
> >> 
> >> You're asking the core question, imho. I wish we could simply say "yes"
> >> and be done with it, 
> > 
> >> Unfortunately, ARIA-DescribedAt doesn't exist anywhere except on our "To
> >> Do" list.
> > 
> > So, the process is the reason we can't say 'use @aria-describedat' ...


Heavens, no! 


Explain to me, if you think the process is at fault, why we should drop
everything currently in process to create a substitute for somethingthat already exists. Please explain this wisdom, because it sounds like folly to me.

Janina
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:42:16 UTC

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