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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:50:12 -0400
Message-ID: <20120314145012.347668vu6mc2bsro@wats.ca>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLAccessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Quoting Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>:

>> Absolutely! What I continue to question is why we are hell-bent on pushing
> this into the realm of the Accessibility APIs?
> i guess what you mean is why push it into the realm of AAPI support only,
> without other general UI support.

Yes, this is what I meant.  the problem is not with the @longdesc  
attribute, but what is (and isn't) done with it, the use-cases (to me)  
clearly show that it requires a broad UI support (beyond simply AAPI  

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