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Re: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc]

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:28:52 -0700
Cc: silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com, janina@rednote.net, xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no, rubys@intertwingly.net, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com, mjs@apple.com, paul.cotton@microsoft.com, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
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To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>

On Mar 20, 2012, at 16:21 , John Foliot wrote:

> Silvia, 
> Point of clarrification (that has been made in the past) - attributes cannot take attributes, so there is no programmatic way to link @aria-label to @poster.

Happily, they don't need them.  If the poster conveys information *additional to* the video, then that information should included at the beginning of the information that describes the video.  The poster is not an independent entity.

If the front door of the restaurant actually includes information about the restaurant, include a description of it in the description of the restaurant.  But don't describe the front door and leave the rest to be guessed at.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:30:49 UTC

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