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Re: Counter change-proposal for ISSUE-4 (html-versioning) (vs. ISSUE-30 longdesc)

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:15:09 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f1002271215w4b7761eeq3e78639589fd2f6f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, peter.krantz@gmail.com
On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org> wrote:
> http://www.standards-schmandards.com/projects/government-guidelines/
> a "Index of Government Guidelines for Web Sites" and many of them
> seem to mention "longdesc" specifically (if you search), including
> the Swedish guidelines for public sector websites:
>
> http://verva.24-timmarswebben.se/upload/english/swedish-guidelines-pub
> lic-sector-websites.pdf
>
> Which of these regulations, in your opinion, are not important
> use cases for HTML5 and beyond?

I just looked at the swedish guide lines since you linked to those directly.

First of all, it doesn't require that longdesc is used, but rather
mentions is as one of the ways of adding a description (also mentions
alt and title).

Second, there are nothing HTML-version specific in this document at
all. I.e. it doesn't require one thing for HTML 3 documents and
another for HTML 4 documents.

Lastly, this is not a regulation. It is a guideline. I can't see
anything in this document indicating that you'd be breaking any laws
by using only aria-describedby.

So I can not see that this document is a use case of "writing
regulations that are version specific".

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 27 February 2010 20:16:03 UTC

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