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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:16:54 +0000
Message-ID: <4AEB1176.5080708@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:
>>>>> 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.
> 
> And what about users of "low tech" AT?

Hey, I'm not the one who culled @longdesc in the first place lol :-)

Cheers

Josh
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:17:34 GMT

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