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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 21:52:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4AEB5218.3090304@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Joshue O Connor On 09-10-30 17.15:

> Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> HTML 5 should say that @longdesc can be used to link to a single resource or element that is meant 
>> as a *direct* long description = fallback, of the IMG in question.
> This is fine with me. In particular because of the current inability of
> @aria-describedby to point to a URI.

How about taking it one step further and say that this is the way 
  it *should* be done when/if one needs to add a long description?

Meaning that it would not be necessary to recommend authors to use 
aria-describedby at all. Instead we can tell them that they may 
use aria-description should need to point to *additional* 
descriptions - or if their description isn't suitable as 
fallback/replacement for the IMG in question.
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 20:53:22 UTC

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