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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:51:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4AEAE163.5080407@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Leif Halvard Silli On 09-10-30 13.30:

> Joshue O Connor On 09-10-30 12.24:

    [...]

> The purpose of ARIA seems to me to be to let the UA "compute" the 
> A11Y layer on behalf of the author and the user. Whereas @longdesc 
> as well as "normal fallback" (such as @alt content and the 
> fallback of <object>) are "real" fallback that relies on regular 
> hyper text.


Therefore it seems more logical to me to include @longdesc into 
ARIA than to introduce aria-link.

Introducing longdesc into ARIA *and* make longdesc do - in ARIA - 
whatever you envision that ARIA-link could do, would a) increase 
the take up of longdesc, and b) be backward compatible and 
un-confusing.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 12:52:29 UTC

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