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[Bug 18385] Programmatic association of a page element to a 'description' text in a different uri

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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:19:12 +0000
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--- Comment #1 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> 2012-07-24 17:19:12 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> First of all, let me know if this is even feasible. If it is, this is how I see
> it working:
> Programmatically associate a control with a glossary term (brief description)
> in a different uri. For example, a developer creates a page called
> www.foo.gov/glossary.html and then ties a piece of text, say, 'glossary#1' to a
> control in www.foo.gov/pagexyz.html. This could be helpful in numerous
> situations:
> 1. Where the describedby text need not be visible on the same page.
> 2. When an image needs a description.
> 3. Link needs additional description.
> 4. Form control needs additional explanation.
> 5. When a superscript needs to be associated.

It will be feasible after the longdesc is reinstated in HTML5. It is ISSUE-30.

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