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Re: closing issue-30 longdesc in favor of aria-describedby [was: Consolidated issues ...]

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:36:32 -0700
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <2CEFDD34-A12D-4BDF-9589-54B4E12B04E5@apple.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>

On Sep 2, 2009, at 9:40 AM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:59:43 +0600, Maciej Stachowiak  
> <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Aug 12, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 00:33 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>> Based on what Henri says, I instead suggest closing ISSUE-30,  
>>>> unless
>>>> someone objects.
>>>
>>> Works for me.
>
> Not for me at this stage.
>
>>> But let's be as clear as we can in subject lines.
>>> It might be worth using the announce list for proposals
>>> to close issues. And let's not rely on issue numbers alone;
>>> i.e. let's not rely on people who
>>> are interested in, for example, longdesc remembering
>>> it as issue-30.
>>
>> I take back the suggestion to close it right away, since there is  
>> at least some minor disagreement. Follow-up discussion to come later.
>
> Thanks. I think the next action might be on me, to report on our  
> experience of actually *implementing* this attribute in a mainstream  
> browser, and how we think it does/will compare to aria-describedBy.  
> Can I please have an action to do the same, provisionally due about  
> 18 Septmeber?

The WAI Consensus Resolution says that longdesc can be removed in  
favor of aria-describedby, and I thought this was the rough consensus  
position of the HTML Working Group as well. Do you disagree with that  
view?

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 19:37:17 UTC

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