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Re: closing issue-30 longdesc in favor of aria-describedby [was: Consolidated issues ...]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:08:37 -0500
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1250093317.14124.40474.camel@pav.lan>
On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 00:33 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Based on what Henri says, I instead suggest closing ISSUE-30, unless  
> someone objects.

Works for me.

But let's be as clear as we can in subject lines.
It might be worth using the announce list for proposals
to close issues. And let's not rely on issue numbers alone;
i.e. let's not rely on people who
are interested in, for example, longdesc remembering
it as issue-30.

>   - 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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