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please don't cross-post to the pfwg-comments (Was: aria-describedby vs longdesc [was: Re: Opera 10.10 recently added longdesc support])

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:15:55 -0700
Message-Id: <77E4EE2A-3C1A-4D73-855B-7668D73E4AC9@apple.com>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
The alias, public-pfwg-comments@w3.org, is for formal comments on the  
ARIA working drafts. Whether or not the suggestion will be  
implemented, Jim was right to send his comment to that address. Next  
time, please don't cross-post, and feel free to remove the pfwg- 
comments alias from any future replies or forwards to this thread.  

On Sep 15, 2009, at 1:22 PM, John Foliot wrote:

> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> That would just be reinventing longdesc with a different name without
>> solving any of the problems that longdesc has.
> What problems would those be Lachlan?  Lousy browser support? (which  
> of
> course leads to a chicken and egg problem)
> It would be helpful if you could articulate what the problems are,  
> so that
> perhaps we can solve them without actually walking away from the
> conceptually good idea of longdesc.
> Hey, why not take the latest dev build of Opera and wing on over to
> http://www.cssquirrel.com/comic/?comic=36, right click on the  
> cartoon, and
> then explain to me what the "problem" is...
> <sarcasm>(The only problem I see is that Kyle is not using the
> semantically-rich <b> tag to mark up the different speakers)</sarcasm>
> JF
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