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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:03:57 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3dNiFtg3+4tNsNrxhBUDWn0ViP0qtMqb41Gs11LSxHoOw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Meanwhile, ARIA-LabeledBy, -DescribedBy, etc., etc., all figure in alt
> text.

In what sense does @aria-describedby "figure in alt text"?

As currently suggested in the ARIA implementation guide and in the
HTML to Accessibility API mapping guide, @alt is mapped to the
accessible name of img (accName in MSAA), but @aria-describedby is
mapped to the accessible description (accDescription in MSAA).

    http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-api-map/raw-file/tip/Overview.html#attr-2

    http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-implementation/#mapping_state-property_table

> PS: This should actually serve as further evidence that ARIA-DescribedBy
> isn't about long text alternatives but rather about short text
> alternatives, about that attribute known as "alt text" in html.

What bit of what spec are you thinking about serving as evidence here?

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 23:04:45 UTC

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