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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:04:33 +0000
Message-ID: <4AEAF271.8020804@cfit.ie>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> 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.

I don't really follow. As already @aria-describedby is a long
descriptor, hampered only by its inability to ref a URI.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 14:05:10 UTC

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