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Re: Consolidated issues that may qualify as "controversial"

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 07:01:55 -0500
Message-ID: <4A82AF33.5080704@burningbird.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
> 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/
>>
>>
>
>
>


Until ARIA is, in fact, integrated, I would suggest leaving this item in.

Shelley
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 12:02:44 GMT

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