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Re: Two efforts to kill longdesc

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:03:00 -0400
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110602020300.GD6041@sonata.rednote.net>

John has answered at length. I agree with him, so I won't repeat what he

I would like to remind everyone that I voted 3 times in support of
Laura's longdesc proposal: In the Text Subteam, in the TF telecon, and
in the TF WBS on Longdesc. Those votes are a matter of record, and they
correctly reflect my position today. I have
not changed my mind.

The media situation is simply different. The longdesc proposal could not
meet the user requirements for video and poster, and the markup proposed
for poster would not accomodate the user requirements behind longdesc.

I can only think, Laura, that you haven't understood the media situation
sufficiently. Please note that I'm not criticising you for that. It took
the Media Subteam much discussion over many months to get the
understanding we now have.


Laura Carlson writes:
> Hi all,
> The writing is on the wall.
> Accessibility Task Force ACTION: Janina to carry to PF the request to
> clarify that ARIA Described-by text can include markup, and that any
> such markup needs to be exposed to a11y apis
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/track/actions/129
> Silvia to Jonas in "Re: ISSUE-30 longdesc - Chairs Solicit Alternate
> Proposals or Counter-Proposals" thread:
> "I suggest your change proposal should also include that browsers need
> to expose the markup of the html snippet(s) that aria-describedby
> points to to accessibility APIs."
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0020.html
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson


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