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Re: DIAGRAM project and image descriptions

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:51:12 +0100
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110316005112213204.0708d652@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Jonas Sicking, Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:13:54 -0700:
> As far as I can see aria-describedby addresses this use case. I
> believe ARIA is no explicitly supported by HTML5 drafts.

Now I am surprised. Care to explain? See my concrete questions below.

>> On 2/25/11, Geoff Freed wrote:

>>> [ ... ] bear in mind that long descriptions are 
>>> typically produced after the original content has been published. 

Jonas, when produced after the original, how would you use 

>>> Furthermore, those hosted descriptions will be living documents which 
>>> may need to be improved upon in a collaborative and moderated 
>>> fashion. [...]

Jonas, how can aria-describedby address the use case of a description 
that lives on another page?
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 23:52:54 UTC

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