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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:56:51 +0000
Message-ID: <4F59F003.7050400@cfit.ie>
To: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
CC: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, "mike@w3.org" <mike@w3.org>, "jbrewer@w3.org" <jbrewer@w3.org>
FWIW, I thought we were going to build on longdesc by taking its 
architecture and refining the user experience. Is this still the plan? 
I'd like to know.

I also think that whether it's this element, an ARIA element or SHE 
(Shiney-new-element) - a large part of the problem is on the human side. 
That is to say getting authors to use whatever the long descriptor 
mechanism is going to be.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Friday, 9 March 2012 11:57:26 UTC

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