Re: why are we pursuing this idea? (was: Implementation Details request on Issue 204 Decision)

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:32:43 +0100:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:23 PM, Leif Halvard Silli:
>> My point was only that Firefox implements @longdesc. And thus,
>> that NVDA doesn't implement it because Firefox does not implement it,
>> makes little sense to me. Unless NVDA relies on 'visible UI' rather
>> than accessibility API, that is.

That's the bug Steve pointed us to and which I have been commenting on. 
Let me see if I can make myself clearer: 

* The NVDA developer refuses to implement @longdesc because Firefox has 
only implemented it in the accessibility layer. OK. That is his right. 
But it is not a technical argument.

* He also says that 'If we do implement this, it will only be as a 
temporary solution because of the lack of support in current accessible 
browsers'. This is a technical argument. But it sounds like a incorrect 
technical argument. At least today - 2 years later - where we hear that 
Firefox *does* support @longdesc, in the accessibility API - which I 
assume that NVDA would use.
leif halvard silli

Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:50:42 UTC