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Re: False aria-describedby expectations in ARIA Authoring Practices (longdesc)

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:42:21 +0100
Message-Id: <3BD93EA8-5A25-478C-92CB-A2727CF2E083@gmail.com>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, David Bolter <dbolter@mozilla.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "wai-xtech-request@w3.org" <wai-xtech-request@w3.org>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Hi Jonas 

It would be helpful if you could respond to this part of Rich's statement

"I read through the code and I don't see what the patch does for accessibility. It appears to simply be iterating through valid ids that match the describedby reference. What are you actually doing with this patch as it is not clear? "

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On 26 Apr 2011, at 21:41, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 6:48 AM, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Jonas,
> 
> ARIA is going through Candidate Recommendation so changing the browser implementation this late in the game is problematic. I read through the code and I don't see what the patch does for accessibility. It appears to simply be iterating through valid ids that match the describedby reference. What are you actually doing with this patch as it is not clear? 
> Huh? I don't understand why the spec status affects the ability to fix bugs in the various implementations? Going to rec freezes the spec, not the implementations.
> 
> / Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:52:18 UTC

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