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Re: False aria-describedby expectations in ARIA Authoring Practices (longdesc)

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:22:33 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTikib96c-FgQJdNZ39k_uY7ZxQ910Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, David Bolter <dbolter@mozilla.com>
Hi Jonas,

> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652635


from looking at the code its unclear to me how the URL is exposed to
AT, is it exposed via the acc description as other describedby content
is, if not how?

>> I don't believe I proposed any such thing.

then i don't see why there would be any push back on providing correct
practical guidance for authors, not guidance based on some future
possible implementation of a feature.


On 25 April 2011 21:43, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Steve Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jonas
>> "By modifying the code that reads from the DOM and exposes the relevant information to AT."
>> Can you provide the code or a link to the patch?
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652635
>> You wrote:
>> "Possibly, but wouldn't we be building a better world by leaning on browser vendors to fix their aria implementations, rather than leaningon aria authors to tell them to "dumb down" their aria usage."
>> Providing authoring guidance on what works leads to better practical outcomes for users. Leading developers to code to fictional features does not.
> I don't believe I proposed any such thing.
> / Jonas

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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