Re: Consolidated issues that may qualify as "controversial"

On Aug 12, 2009, at 10:11, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> ISSUE-30: longdesc - Should HTML 5 include a longdesc attribute for  
> images

I think this is no longer controversial, since integrating ARIA into  
HTML5 isn't controversial on the general level and the WAI-CG's  
expressed consensus is:

> Because we are confident that aria-describedby will
> be supported by assistive technologies at least as
> well as longdesc when HTML5 becomes a W3C
> Recommendation:
>  * IF
>     o aria-describedby is incorporated
>       in HTML5
>     o and aria-describedby allows pointing to
>       long text alternatives that are off of the
>       page (by pointing to a link on the page)
>  * THEN
>     o we believe it is acceptable to obsolete
>       longdesc in HTML5.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 07:45:54 UTC