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[Bug 12243] Warn when ARIA-describedby/-labelledby points to interactive/form associated content

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--- Comment #12 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2011-04-23 06:10:18 UTC ---
Ok, so it seems like we agree that the ARIA spec does not prescribe that the
elements pointed to by aria-describedby should be treated as just their
textnodes concatenated. Exposing the semantics of the elements it points to is

As for aria-labelledby, it sounds like you are doing an awful lot of
interpretation. First off, saying that "text alternative" automatically means
that it has to be a string that doesn't contain semantics is a stretch to me. 
Why couldn't "text" as opposed to for example visual images?

Are you basing your interpretation on something I'm missing?

Also, I agree that step 2.C says that the textual content of an element is the
textual contents of its children concatenated. However that step doesn't say
how to build the text contents of the children, so it could certainly include
the semantics of the children. Also, step 2.C only applies if step 2.A and 2.B
hasn't yielded anything, and I those are the steps that bring up semantics.

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