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

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:52:15 +0000
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To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
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hi ben,

"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."

yes I agree, my point was tangental to the discussion.

regards
stevef

On 21 March 2012 10:23, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
<bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>wrote:

> 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.
>
> --
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
>



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