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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 09:27:36 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910300927m485d906sf67f180d916d77e8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
>> For the cases when rendering the link is not desired, the link can
>> simply be hidden using CSS or the @hidden attribute. Or you can place
>> the link in the <head> which is never rendered.
>
> Again, UAs that would need to find this link, may not be able to do so
> currently. That could be changed as new behaviour could be modeled
> depending on context. Again, this is partially a user agent issue.

I'm not sure I follow. If the IDREF pointed to the link, why wouldn't
it be able to find it? A simple call to document.getElementById should
do the trick. That wouldn't be affected if the link his hidden or not.
This is what the Firefox implementation of aria-describedby does.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:28:29 UTC

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