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Re: Call for consensus on longdesc change proposal

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 06:33:19 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTikzQXHVs84MohB6RGVhSUnoBRvJyw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@webconforme.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

>> Sylvia said:
>>> However, I'm reacting to this statement being used as an argument for
>>> the re-introduction to @longdesc:
>>> "It is unlikely that many content creators or developers will learn
>>> ARIA (something not native HTML). They already feel like they've
>>> learned far more than they should have to know under their job
>>> description. And in many cases, their supervisors agree. (reference
>>> Cliff Tyllick)"
>>> I think this statement does nothing to help the cause and quoting it
>>> as an argument to introduce @longdesc is harmful. That's all.
>> While harmful may be a little strong, I would be inclined to agree.
>> While I agree with Laura that the comment is indicative of the reality
>> of web dev for many

Just one note that the ARIA verbiage is from  a PF @longdesc
requirements recommendation:

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 11:33:49 UTC

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