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Re: longdesc (was Re: use of aria-hidden to provide a text description not visible on the page.)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 07:30:58 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=6ajx7yPrhJV2DWDtY-ki01koFFJmLingY5_yp@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Steve,

>>This technique along with many other that have surfaced recently seem
>>to be a reaction to longdesc being dropped from HTML5.
> since i started this thread I am clear on what it was a reaction to, and I
> can state unequivocally it was not motivated by anything to do with trying
> to find a replacement for longdesc. It is/was an attempt understand how
> aria-labelledby and aria-describedby should treat referenced hidden content.
> Something to remember: although the example uses an image aria-labelledby
> and aria-describedby can be used on ANY element.

Okay. That is a big relief. Thanks.

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:39:32 UTC

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