Re: closing issue-30 longdesc in favor of aria-describedby [was: Consolidated issues ...]

On Sep 2, 2009, at 9:40 AM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:59:43 +0600, Maciej Stachowiak  
> <> wrote:
>> On Aug 12, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 00:33 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>> Based on what Henri says, I instead suggest closing ISSUE-30,  
>>>> unless
>>>> someone objects.
>>> Works for me.
> Not for me at this stage.
>>> But let's be as clear as we can in subject lines.
>>> It might be worth using the announce list for proposals
>>> to close issues. And let's not rely on issue numbers alone;
>>> i.e. let's not rely on people who
>>> are interested in, for example, longdesc remembering
>>> it as issue-30.
>> I take back the suggestion to close it right away, since there is  
>> at least some minor disagreement. Follow-up discussion to come later.
> Thanks. I think the next action might be on me, to report on our  
> experience of actually *implementing* this attribute in a mainstream  
> browser, and how we think it does/will compare to aria-describedBy.  
> Can I please have an action to do the same, provisionally due about  
> 18 Septmeber?

The WAI Consensus Resolution says that longdesc can be removed in  
favor of aria-describedby, and I thought this was the rough consensus  
position of the HTML Working Group as well. Do you disagree with that  


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