Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Leif Halvard Silli On 09-10-30 13.30:
>> Joshue O Connor On 09-10-30 12.24:
>    [...]
>> The purpose of ARIA seems to me to be to let the UA "compute" the A11Y
>> layer on behalf of the author and the user. Whereas @longdesc as well
>> as "normal fallback" (such as @alt content and the fallback of
>> <object>) are "real" fallback that relies on regular hyper text.
> Therefore it seems more logical to me to include @longdesc into ARIA
> than to introduce aria-link.
> Introducing longdesc into ARIA *and* make longdesc do - in ARIA -
> whatever you envision that ARIA-link could do, would a) increase the
> take up of longdesc, and b) be backward compatible and un-confusing.

I don't really follow. As already @aria-describedby is a long
descriptor, hampered only by its inability to ref a URI.



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