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Re: Another summary of alt="" issues and why the spec says what it says

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:25:52 +0200
Message-ID: <55687cf80804172325m703bbcbfs4a1ac57827395646@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Jim Jewett" <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, david.dailey@sru.edu, "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
>Isn't the association already pretty obvious?
To you perhaps, but unless there is an explicit association it would not be
*obvious* in a programmatic sense.
could be wrong though.

See Ya!

On 18/04/2008, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> > Hixie wrote:
> > >I guess, though I don't really understand what practical benefit there
> > >is to linking the description to the image using aria-describedby.
> >
> > Simple really, it would provide an explicit association between the
> > image and it description, which can be relaible conveyed to an AT user.
>
> Isn't the association already pretty obvious? I really don't understand
> how this is supposed to work in a real life situation. What would the user
> experience be?
>
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