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Re: DIAGRAM project and image descriptions

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:22:03 +0100
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
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>
Message-ID: <20110322102203398061.a28e7f63@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Jonas Sicking, Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:01:09 -0700:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Leif Halvard Silli 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.

Fair enough. I'm satisfied that you just some hours ago acknowledged, 
in Bug 12243 [1], that @aria-describedby can't - as specced in ARIA 1.0 
- be used for the above mentioned purposes.

[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12243#c2
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leif halvard silli
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