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Re: Another summary of alt="" issues and why the spec says what it says

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 06:19:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, david.dailey@sru.edu, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804180619000.22086@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Hixie wrote:
> >I guess, though I don't really understand what practical benefit there 
> >is to linking the description to the image using aria-describedby.
> Simple really, it would provide an explicit association between the 
> image and it description, which can be relaible conveyed to an AT user.

Isn't the association already pretty obvious? I really don't understand 
how this is supposed to work in a real life situation. What would the user 
experience be?

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