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Re: aria-describedat

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:54:07 +0100
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, david.bolter@gmail.com, faulkner.steve@gmail.com, jbrewer@w3.org, George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com, mike@w3.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120322155407746186.30a16db4@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:28:11 +0000:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Charles McCathieNevile
> <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
>> Except that in HTML that fragment is not certain to be a container (e.g.
>> div, p) - if it is a heading element, you don't get what you wanted. Unless
>> we make a new restriction on how HTML *should* be written.
> I think you'd just need to state that the fragment *acts as* the
> description, rather than identifying the position (the start) of the
> description.
> It might (?) make sense to restrict the HTML or ARIA semantics that
> conformingly act as description fragments so as to exclude headings.

I think we 'just' need to say what authors *MUST* do: point to an 
existing fragment. And then, if they point to an non-existing fragment, 
then - in fact - per the way browsers handle it, the entire page would 
be in scope, no?
Leif H Silli
Received on Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:54:50 UTC

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