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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:08:25 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910291808l22a39032v1c5400281e6832ee@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 5:53 PM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>
>> Can you provide an example where @aria-describedby does not work as
>> well as @longdesc in the real world?
>
> http://www.cssquirrel.com/comic/?comic=42
>
> The author is currently using a belt and suspenders solution, but using
> additional CSS to move the in-page link required by aria-describedby off
> screen - clearly signaling his visual intent and desire.  @longdesc
> delivers that intent natively, with no additional 'configuration' or CSS
> styling required.

I don't know why that page is using such strange CSS to hide the link
from normal rendering, a simple "display:none" would have worked just
fine.

If you additionally wanted to add the intent that the link is not part
of normal page flow then a simple 'hidden' attribute would have worked
fine once browsers support HTML5.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 01:09:25 GMT

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