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aria-describedat (was Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:59:39 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvft68GiKB3OPrX_a81peVONiFSgkYGfg5ddDY9B+f+c7w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, public-html-comments <public-html-comments@w3.org>, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Hi Silvia,

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 5:58 AM, Charles McCathie Nevile
<chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
> Hi Silvia,
>
> SEO, repeating the mistaktes, old aldvice doesn't die,
>
>
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2012 02:41:56 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 5:51 AM, Laura Carlson
>>>
>>> longdesc is experiencing increased usage in the wild
>>>
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#increasedusage

> [...]
>
>> Interestingly, you data actually confirms the message that I just sent
>> on another thread [1] about moving to @aria-describedat. I would think
>> that all of these institutions that are supportive of accessibility
>> and are using @longdesc in the correct way for this purpose would
>> accept moving to use @aria-describedat

aria-describedat  would be unacceptable. Some of the rationale:

aria-describedat
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#describedat

Using a Bridging Technology is Backward
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#bridging

ARIA Skill Set
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#skillaria

Breaking Backwards Compatibility is an Intolerable Cost
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#backward-compat

Need for Support Tools
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#supporttools

Need for Educational Materials
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#edumat

Forced Visual Encumbrance Adds Visual Clutter
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html#visual-encumbrance

Best Regards,
Laura
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Laura L. Carlson
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