Re: aria-describedat

On 11 August 2015 at 10:40, Chaals McCathie Nevile <>

> Actually, the example wouldn't work at the moment, and would force
> everyone to read the full table, which is pretty sub-optimal, given that
> details/summary isn't implemented - and therefore nor is it part of an HTML
> standard.

There are polyfils available for details/summary and pretty much every
JavaScript framework has a widget with similar functionality, so It would
only 'force' the table to be displayed by default for users who use
Firefox/IE/Edge and do not have JavaScript enabled. For Chrome/Safari/Opera
users it would work fine as details/summary is implemented.

+ I think that if details/summary is a useful pattern for the use cases it
makes a good case for getting it implemented in browsers that don't
currently support it.



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Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:00:39 UTC