Re: aria-describedat

On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:59:31 +0200, Steve Faulkner  
<> wrote:

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

I certainly agree that the functionality would be useful. In practice, it  
is a subset of longdesc functionality, but more generally applicable.


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