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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 18:12:31 +0100
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLAccessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120314181231812808.e4283d26@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Steve Faulkner, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:37:50 +0000:
> I say this is limited as it suffers from the limitations of the AT
> implementations i.e.  only opens the URL in a new window.

Fair point. But in Webkit, until it fixes its 'skip to links' bug, it 
might be better, in that browser, to open in a new window rather than 
trying to move the focus to e.g. another node in the same browser 
context ... ?!

>> Absolutely! What I continue to question is why we are hell-bent on pushing
> this into the realm of the Accessibility APIs?
> i guess what you mean is why push it into the realm of AAPI support only,
> without other general UI support.

+1 For being hell-bent on proper support in a11y APIs: It's what brings 
credibility to the project of supporting it in the general UI.

[1] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16186
leif halvard silli
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