Re: Call for consensus on longdesc change proposal

You and Cynthia in my view make too much out of it. Take a look at use case 
10 in the CP. It suggests to use longdesc in combination with @role.
Thus no one is against Aria.


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> From: Silvia Pfeiffer <>
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> Sent: 18/5/'11,  0:59
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Denis Boudreau
> <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On 2011-05-17, at 4:57 PM, Laura Carlson wrote:
>>> As for the last question, in addition to what Cliff said, I experience
>>> that myself with developers. It is sad but true.
>> Same experience here. <del>Developers</del><ins>people</ins> are lazy.
>> Sad and frustrating, but the truth, nonetheless.
> What makes you think that would be better with the @longdesc
> attribute? I am concerned that if the argument is "we need longdesc
> because aria attributes are not in use" the logical next reaction is -
> let's remove aria attributes then.
> I'm a developer and I really don't care what the attribute is called
> as long as it is clear what its purpose is. But I don't see a logical
> conclusion from "aria attributes have failed" to "let's introduce some
> other attributes that nobody is using yet to take their place".
> I agree with Cynthia that that is a very weak argument and likely will
> just result in a very bad discussion for a11y. Laziness is an argument
> against a11y, not an argument for @longdesc.
> Regards,
> Silvia.

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