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Re: Consolidated issues that may qualify as "controversial"

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:29:46 +0300
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E394AE23-9126-417E-91B8-C64455994DA5@iki.fi>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
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

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Henri Sivonen
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