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Re: FW: [NVDA] #809: Support for longdesc in web browsers

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:39:10 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mNBm4cm_m7jaXdfzw1R0DY-_KogNsx4H1YtLbDsUeryA@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
It is good to see more support for long description type features in
screenreaders.

That actually supports the argument made in [1] that we need a
screen-reader only long description attribute (such as the proposed
@aria-describedat) and should mark @longdesc deprecated for HTML5 and
obsolete when @aria-describedat has arrived.

Best Regards,
Silvia.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Sep/0456.html

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:52 AM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:

> All,
>
> Despite the fatigue we all have over @longdesc, we have yesterday evidence
> of increased support of this important attribute.
>
> Thought I would share.
>
> JF
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: NVDA Trac [mailto:noreply+nvdaTrac@nvaccess.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:43 PM
> > Cc: nvda-commits@lists.nvaccess.org
> > Subject: Re: [NVDA] #809: Support for longdesc in web browsers
> >
> > #809: Support for longdesc in web browsers
> > --------------------------------+---------------------
> >         Reporter:  rascaal      |       Owner:
> >             Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  closed
> >         Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:  2013.1
> >        Component:  Browse mode  |     Version:  2010.1
> >       Resolution:  fixed        |    Keywords:
> > Operating system:               |  Blocked by:
> >         Blocking:               |
> > --------------------------------+---------------------
> > Changes (by mdcurran):
> >
> >  * status:  new => closed
> >  * resolution:   => fixed
> >
> >
> > Comment:
> >
> >  Implemented in changeset:main,5605. NVDA will announce the existance
> > of
> >  the long description, and you can press NVDA+d to open it. Works in
> > Gecko
> >  (Firefox) and MSHTML (Internet Explorer).
> >
> > --
> > Ticket URL: <http://www.nvda-project.org/ticket/809#comment:7>
> > NVDA <http://www.nvda-project.org/>
> > A free and open-source screen reader for Windows
>
>
>
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