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Re: Consolidated issues that may qualify as "controversial"

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:33:28 -0700
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <C32DE603-5501-4BF5-A4E6-62CAB54363DF@apple.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

Based on what Henri says, I instead suggest closing ISSUE-30, unless  
someone objects.

  - Maciej

On Aug 12, 2009, at 12:29 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> On Aug 12, 2009, at 10:11, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
>> ISSUE-30: longdesc - Should HTML 5 include a longdesc attribute for  
>> images
>
>
> I think this is no longer controversial, since integrating ARIA into  
> HTML5 isn't controversial on the general level and the WAI-CG's  
> expressed consensus is:
>
>> Because we are confident that aria-describedby will
>> be supported by assistive technologies at least as
>> well as longdesc when HTML5 becomes a W3C
>> Recommendation:
>>
>> * IF
>>    o aria-describedby is incorporated
>>      in HTML5
>>    o and aria-describedby allows pointing to
>>      long text alternatives that are off of the
>>      page (by pointing to a link on the page)
>> * THEN
>>    o we believe it is acceptable to obsolete
>>      longdesc in HTML5.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/2009/06/Text-Alternatives-in-HTML5
>
> -- 
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
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