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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:05:16 +0200
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, LĂ©onie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Message-ID: <20120918160516651596.cb53b298@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Laura Carlson, Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:47:36 -0500:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Richard Schwerdtfeger:

>> So, there are really only two options
> There is only one options as number two would be unacceptable as previously
> discussed.
>> that would satisify every one:
>> 1. We apply changes such as Silvia is discussing below to longdesc itself
> That has already been accomplished as previously discussed in this thread.
> New spec text for the rendering section was written and agreed to a year
> and a half ago by this very group.

If Silvia's ideas could increase vendors' acceptance of it, then we 
should be strongly consider to alter the text.

Silvia, regarding your ideas, are they - in a way - to allow/suggest 
vendors to treat @longdesc like Richard suggests for aria-describedAT, 
in option his option 2?

1. We apply changes such as Silvia is discussing below to longdesc 
which is something we have been targeting a new ARIA attribute for -
aria-desccribeat ... OR,
2. We deprecate longdesc and create an aria-described at for ARIA 1.1
AND/OR modify aria-describedby to show a special indicator (of the user
agent's definition) when it points to a IFrame in ARIA 1.1 with a lot of
SHOULDs or MAYs for user agent manufacturers on how to expose the 
leif h silli
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:05:55 UTC

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