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[Bug 10455] Mint a describedby attribute for the img element

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Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:26:22 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2010-08-27 21:26:21 ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> John, I'm not making any claims about the requirements. I'm asking, I think
> pretty clearly, about the proposal to "mint a describedby attribute for the img
> element." My question is, in what specific ways, if any, would such a
> describedby="" attribute differ from longdesc=""?

Sorry, facetious earlier answer.

What Laura is asking for isn't to return longdesc. She's provided a well
documented use case and associated requirements for a specific functionality.
You keep saying, "This is longdesc. We decided against longdesc." She's not
asking for longdesc, she's asking for a specific functionality.

Do you see this functionality implemented in HTML5? If so, perhaps you could
point this out.

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