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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:50:27 +0100
Message-ID: <505819B3.9040004@cfit.ie>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
CC: 'Silvia Pfeiffer' <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, 'Steve Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
John Foliot wrote:
> Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> The thing is: if you read the HTML4 spec, there really is nothing
>> stated about how the UA is supposed to expose it.
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/objects.html#h-13.2
>>
>>
>> If we re-introduce it into HTML5, we need to be quite clear about how
>> this has to be implemented. Otherwise we will fall into the same trap
>> again.
>>
>
> The problem there Silvia is that we are constantly being told that HTML5
> does not prescribe UI, that is the role of the Browser Vendors. Yet, as you
> correctly note, until we have a standardized way of doing this, nobody is
> going to do anything.
>
> Catch 22.

Right! See my previous post for my 2 cents (if of interest) but +1 to John.

I think if we resolve this (at least for a11y stuff) then that would be 
progress!

Cheers

Josh
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