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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:02:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4AEB0E2C.4060003@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:
> Joshue O Connor On 09-10-30 15.04:
> 
>> 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.
> 
> How is it aria-describedby hampered, then, by not being a link, in your
> view? What do you mean by "link"? I think what you primarely have in
> mind is that we can include content that exist in another page. So, you
> just want the ARIA enabled User Agent to be able to collect the long
> description URI and present the content as part of the ARIA text
> equivalent computation behaviour.

Yes.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:03:58 UTC

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