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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:17:25 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvfKDkV4r40dGKqZ0N0vPM62J5UzfBW6GSma0kyJzmDFiw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Hi Steve,

> the details element is an example of a conforming HTML5 feature that
> triggers a warning in the http://validator.w3.org/nu/
> "Warning: The details element is not supported properly by browsers yet. It
> would probably be better to wait for implementations."
> If longdesc becomes conforming in HTML5, I would strongly favour a warning
> to inform developers of its lack of support.

*Fully* conforming with an implementation warning would be fine with
me if all other longdesc "solutions" also had warnings for their
implementation problems and their other inherent problems.

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 12 March 2012 12:18:01 UTC

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