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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:38:32 -0600
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120309233832.GE6437@sonata.rednote.net>

Laura has reminded me what the problem is with "obsolete but conforming"
for longdesc.

In my mind I think in terms of "deprecated," as commonly used in
standards development. However, if we need to specify the replacement in
order to apply "obsolete but conforming," we're clearly not there yet as
there's no ARIA-DescribedAt to point to, and will not be for some time


Laura Carlson writes:
> 2. Obsolete but conforming features trigger HTML5 warnings with advice
> to use a specific and different solution. [2]

> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/obsolete.html#obsolete-but-conforming-features
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson


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