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Re: FORMAL OBJECTION (was RE: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-204 aria-hidden)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:47:54 -0500
Message-id: <6EE17D79-BED1-4B9B-9D48-82361FBF1E3E@apple.com>
To: public-html@w3.org, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

On Aug 14, 2012, at 19:39 , John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:

> And this is where there is a difference today: some (many?) tools HAVE adopted and support @longdesc - and tools that far transcend screen readers alone (for example, content authoring tools). But a small group of engineers have it in their minds that @longdesc must go, and are willing to swallow any hand-waving imagineering and "suggestions on how it might work" tomorrow, in their fevered push to oust @longdesc at all costs today.

Another plea for more temperate language.  Generally I reckon those using intemperate language to be the ones who are 'fevered', and discount accordingly.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:48:24 UTC

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