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IE9 will not support aria-labelledby or aria-describedby

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:34:44 +0100
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To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
apologies - reposting with appropriate subject line

On 1 July 2010 10:31, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> hi Adrian,
> I am writing to you as I am concerned by a decision made by the IE team not
> to support the aria-labelledby and aria-descibedby attributes in IE9
> These attributes are particularly important to accessibility in web based
> applications for associating text labels and descriptions to controls.
>
> I posted a bug
> https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/details/555280/ie-platform-preview-does-not-support-multiple-values-in-aria-labelledby-and-does-not-support-aria-describedby it
> has been marked as won't fix.
>
> I also provided deatiled test cases and results:
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/aria-tests/aria-labelledby-input.html
>
>
> I am unsure of how to pursue this further and although you may not be the
> right person to ask, you may know who is?
>
> regards
> Steve Faulkner
>
>


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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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