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Re: FW: longdesc extension question

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:32:39 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2k8gcHWc18XuVdsLfbBDrPWWKOTXuxU8YpbwmOUnDb6Fw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 5:58 AM, Charles McCathie Nevile <
chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:15:37 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer <
> silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Isn't that functionality provided by aria-describedby ?
>>
>
> only in the case where the target of describedby is local to the document.
> Unlike longdesc, aria-describedby cannot support external descriptions.
>
> (The long-term picture is that aria-describedat might be implemented and
> change this, but currently it hasn't happened).
>
>
So do aria-describedby implementations suffer from the same problem of
starting to read at the referred element rather than just reading the
referred element?

I'd suggest to use the same wording across both specs.

Silvia.
Received on Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:33:26 UTC

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