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Re: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc]

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:26:14 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2ncRPoUkmpmTuZ9a18nLVr+ZXyw64DJdw4wH2BipXiX-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, singer@apple.com, janina@rednote.net, rubys@intertwingly.net, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com, mjs@apple.com, paul.cotton@microsoft.com, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Silvia Pfeiffer, Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:11:37 +1100:
>> Use cases are appreciated, but they don't always require another new
>> element or attribute.
>> The image IS a label for the video, so @aria-label is just another
>> representation of the same thing. How complicated does it have to be?
>> Silvia.
>
> If there - for the video element - is such a congruency between the
> aria-label and the video poster, then doesn't that imply that the
> @aria-label should describe, not the video, but the poster image?

It's a transitive relationship: the @aria-label describes the poster
which describes the video, therefore @aria-label describes the video.

Also, I don't think we need to discuss this any more. It's already
escalated to formal objection from issue 142.
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/142

Cheers,
Silvia.
Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 01:27:04 GMT

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