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Re: ISSUE-194: full-transcript - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:15:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4F6A6F10.9080909@intertwingly.net>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 03/21/2012 06:59 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Sam Ruby<rubys@intertwingly.net>  wrote:
>> On 03/14/2012 08:27 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Chairs,
>>>
>>> May I suggest that the resolution of this issue is dependent on the
>>> resolution of several other issues and discussions currently under
>>> way. I therefore propose to delay dealing with this issue until such
>>> other issues are resolved. This includes in particular the @longdesc
>>> discussion.
>>>
>>> In my mind, it is possible that the HTML WG decides that there is
>>> sufficient need for a general mechanism to add off-page textual
>>> representations to certain complex elements to HTML5, elements such as
>>> canvas, img, video, audio, table, or figure. If such a general
>>> mechanism were added - which could be called @longdesc or @href or
>>> @transcript - such a mechanism would fulfill the needs of this issue.
>>
>>
>> Can you cite any existing proposal that, if adopted, would address this
>> need?
>
> I can now. Please find a proposal for aria-describedat under
> discussion at http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/aria-unofficial/raw-file/tip/describedat.html
> .
>
> I expect that this attribute will be added to Aria 1.1 and it
> satisfies the needs of Issue 194.
>
> I would therefore like to repeat my request to not resolve this issue
> at this time.

Do you have a proposal for when this should be resolved?

> Best Regards,
> Silvia.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:15:46 GMT

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