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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:17:25 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvfKDkV4r40dGKqZ0N0vPM62J5UzfBW6GSma0kyJzmDFiw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Hi Steve,

> the details element is an example of a conforming HTML5 feature that
> triggers a warning in the http://validator.w3.org/nu/
>
> "Warning: The details element is not supported properly by browsers yet. It
> would probably be better to wait for implementations."
>
> If longdesc becomes conforming in HTML5, I would strongly favour a warning
> to inform developers of its lack of support.

*Fully* conforming with an implementation warning would be fine with
me if all other longdesc "solutions" also had warnings for their
implementation problems and their other inherent problems.

Best Regards,
Laura
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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 12 March 2012 12:18:01 UTC

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