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Re: DIAGRAM project and image descriptions

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:01:09 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimY4bQ5ZmEA-wyGvRx2GXKuhPCxLKY=5NvNT967@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Jonas Sicking, Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:13:54 -0700:
>> As far as I can see aria-describedby addresses this use case. I
>> believe ARIA is no explicitly supported by HTML5 drafts.
>
> Now I am surprised. Care to explain? See my concrete questions below.
>
>>> On 2/25/11, Geoff Freed wrote:
>
>>>> [ ... ] bear in mind that long descriptions are
>>>> typically produced after the original content has been published.
>
> Jonas, when produced after the original, how would you use
> aria-describdby?
>
> [...]
>>>> Furthermore, those hosted descriptions will be living documents which
>>>> may need to be improved upon in a collaborative and moderated
>>>> fashion. [...]
>
> Jonas, how can aria-describedby address the use case of a description
> that lives on another page?

I believe we've been down this path many many times. I'll refrain from
repeating information which has been presented ad infinitum already.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:02:18 GMT

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