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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:38:53 -0400
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, 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: <20120314193853.GJ4810@sonata.rednote.net>
Leif Halvard Silli writes:
> Janina Sajka, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:21:36 -0400:
> >>> Steve and I are working on an ARIA 
> >>> placement for longdesc that we intent to be better specified to meet 
> >>> the use case. 
> >> 
> >> +1 This is highly appreciated. Hopefully in ARIA 1.0?
> >> 
> > This question has been answered previously. Asking it again will not get
> > you a different answer. Asking a different person in the PF ARIA team
> > will not get you a different answer.
> > 
> > You're wasting time and muddying the discussion by trying to get a
> > different answer like this. Meanwhile, the issue remains unresolved and
> > that's unhelpful.
> That was lots of baked in accusations.
> Sorry, I did not know it was the same question. He spoke about 
> @longdesc in ARIA. He did not speak about @aria-describedAT in ARIA. It 
> wasted *my* time that it it wasn't conveyed to us that it was the same 
> issue.
> -- 
You should also remember that working groups cannot introduce new
features into their specifications during the Candidate Recommendation stage of the w3C process. CR is for demonstrating that the spec can be implemented, and for clarifying documentation.

You'll recall that ARIA 1.0 is currently in CR:


> Leif H Silli


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