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

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:23:09 +0000
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To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "janina@rednote.net" <janina@rednote.net>, "xn--mlform-iua@målform.no" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "rubys@intertwingly.net" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "mjs@apple.com" <mjs@apple.com>, "paul.cotton@microsoft.com" <paul.cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> "ARIA is being implemented as an AT-only access mechanism."
>
> This does not have to be the case, it's not a requirement in ARIA or HTML5 and for example there has been positive discussions with the Firefox acc team in regards to exposing landmarks to keyboard users.

Interesting. Do you have a link?

Anyhow there's no current spec for linking @aria-describedby to the
@longdesc on some image. I don't think it's a particularly elegant
approach.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:24:23 GMT

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