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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:23:46 +0100
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, RichardSchwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLAccessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120314142346181289.67ef7c44@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Silvia Pfeiffer, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:29:58 +1100:
> Since IE is interpreting the text inside the @longdesc attribute as
> text and not as a link, it's not working, no matter whether
> screenreaders can re-interpret that text and do other things with it.

The bug is probably in MSAA and not in IE itself. Or else, this - 
involved - method for getting a longdesc contextual menu in IE - demoed 
at the request of John, probably would not work:

Leif H Silli
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:24:29 UTC

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