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Re: Text description for @poster (was RE: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc])

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:49:45 +0200
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wbtms7prsr6mfa@kirk>
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:47:07 +0200, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>  
wrote:

> On 3/26/12 5:50 PM, Leif H Silli wrote:
>> Laura Carlson 26/3/'12,  19:13
>>> I hope that everyone in the HTML Working Group comprehends the big
>>> picture here. Increasingly HTML5 is relying on ARIA to provide for
>>> HTML5's accessibility failings.
>>
>> It is not a problem that Aria is a good technology.
>
> HTML5 is increasingly trying to restrict ARIA usage in the DOM as part  
> of an effort for better HTML practices. That is a growing problem.
>
> The <video controls> UI element is only partially implemented by many  
> vendors.
> It is a very basic, immature component in most code bases.
>
> Yes, it can be "fixed" by using JavaScript and ARIA. Use an image tag  
> and JavaScript to swap in the video as a sibling, and implement JS+ARIA  
> based video controls. It fixes all sorts of issues. But as a long term  
> solution, it's quite verbose and heavily relies on ARIA flow vocabulary.  
> It doesn't work well for static pages.
>
> It would benefit many an author if the stock <video controls> UI were  
> higher quality. If authors are going to use native controls, those  
> controls need to be easy, fast and have quality. Otherwise authors are  
> stuck using media players through the <object> tag or developing large  
> component libraries with JS.

I encourage anyone who finds bugs or limitations in Opera's implementation  
of <video controls> to file bugs at https://bugs.opera.com/wizarddesktop/  
and to mail me the bug number. I assume that other vendors also welcome  
such feedback.

-- 
Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 08:50:16 GMT

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