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Re: @longdesc and @cite in Firefox

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:55:23 +0200
To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Cc: alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>, wai-xtech <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120420195523459783.6ebea477@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Joseph Scheuhammer, Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:43:53 -0400:
> On 12-04-20 12:19 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> ...
>>> I also looked into what Orca does in this case, including a brief
>>> discussion with some of the developers.  Orca ignores the action, or
>>> perhaps more accurately, didn't even know it was available.
>> Good to hear they know are aware ...
> Part of the problem is that browsers do not expose @longdesc in a11y 
> APIs in the same way.  It's not interoperable, or so I've heard.  
> It's not surprising, then, that ATs don't necessarily invest in it.

Well, your description of how @longdesc works, matches quite well how 
iCab and Opera treats longdesc, I think. 

And, also, if AT just added support for Firefox' built-in longdesc 
support rather than "inventing" their own, then I guess we would see 
more rather than less unity.
Leif H Silli
Received on Friday, 20 April 2012 17:55:59 UTC

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