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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:57:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3fmsp3z2rbYHZO07sk=UjtSZ7V=VYnzvc9ynJ1DDJEvtw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, 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>
On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> If longdesc becomes conforming in HTML5, I would strongly favour a warning
> to inform developers of its lack of support.

Contractual requirements aside, the basic purpose of conformance
checking is to promote interoperability.

So I too would favour such an advisory, but only if the conformance
checker gives guidance about the level of implementation of features
generally. Some sort of W3C Validator/caniuse mashup, that takes into
account things like search engine and screen reader implementation
status, would be super.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2012 14:58:35 UTC

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