Re: aria-describedat




Current Standards Work @W3C

On 17 June 2015 at 13:54, Richard Schwerdtfeger <> wrote:

> George, Janina,
> As you know, we put aria-describedat in the ARIA 1.1 spec., however the
> caviat for it staying was that we see adequate support from a number of key
> publishers that they would commit to using it if we actually kept it in the
> specification. This was months ago. Janina had promised me that after I
> came back from vacation that we would see something either way from
> publishers. I have been back two weeks now and there has been no movement.
> At this point I am trying to lock down the ARIA 1.1 specification so that
> we can work on ARIA 2.0 which will address critical features such as
> extensibility and greater support for web applications. Also, the group has
> additional modules in development for digital publishing and graphics that
> are coming in parallel that are taxing people's time.
> So, allowing for possible mis-communications between PF and the publishers
> I am going to give to mid-August to see a strong response from publishers.
> If we do not see it I am going to propose that aria-describedat be removed
> from the ARIA 1.1 specification.
> Rich
> Rich Schwerdtfeger

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