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Re: Using aria-describedby for link purpose technique ready for review

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:53:58 -0800
Message-ID: <511EA066.8000301@oracle.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
On 2/14/2013 7:53 AM, David MacDonald wrote:
> Hi Jon, Josh et al
> I'm wondering if given the fairly good support for this we should use this
> instead of the aria labelledby
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Using_aria-labelledby_for_link_purpose  which
> requires the labelledby to reference itself.... which seems like a hack.
I don't think it is a hack. The spec allows the reference of itself as a 
permissable feature. We should produce techniques for both if both are 
accessibility supported.

The advantage of using the aria-labelledby technique is that the label 
is generally included in AT features such as list of links, whereas 
descriptions are generally not included in such features.


> Cheers
> David MacDonald
> CanAdapt Solutions Inc.
>    Adapting the web to all users
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu]
> Sent: February-13-13 4:35 PM
> To: Joshue O Connor; WCAG
> Cc: w3c-wai-pf@w3.org PF
> Subject: Using aria-describedby for link purpose technique ready for review
> Using aria-describedby for link purpose:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Using_aria-describedby_for_link_purpose#User_A
> gent_Notes
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