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Re: Is longdesc a good solution?

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 13:10:57 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80809060510y98fbee7g9d91bc8b191ac279@mail.gmail.com>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
Cc: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

hey josh,

I see these mechanisms (labelledby/described by) as being the way to
go for providing explicit associations for many of the purposes that
are currently being discussed. Do you think its better to keep them in
the ARIA space or have the feature provided natively in HTML5?

On 06/09/2008, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
> The question is really will it be better to retain/resurrect longdesc in the
> HTML 5 spec or move towards using ARIA mechanisms (labelledby/described by)
> or similar.
>  There are contexts where longer descriptors are needed, but which is best?
>  Cheers
>  Josh

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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