Re: Split Issue 30?

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Janina Sajka <> wrote:
> ing aria-describedby for long text descriptions is a dead issue from the
> PF's perspective.

If this is the PFWG's position, why isn't it reflected in the ARIA
documents maintained by PFWG, for example:

> Attempts so to do overload describedby. That's unacceptable.
> Even should it prove there's some way by which browsers might pass
> marked up content to the a11y APIs so that these APIs will not flatten
> that content to straight text

You mean like the ways the ARIA implementation guide suggests?

> describedby still does not meet the
> requirements of a long text mechanism.

> Specifically, describedby is
> intended for content that is to be read automatically as it is
> encountered.

That seems like critical information about aria-describedby. If that's
the PF's position, why doesn't the formal definition of
aria-describedby say that:

See also the other links I already collected, which show that the spec
text around aria-describedby is very different from what you're

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

Received on Monday, 13 February 2012 20:58:05 UTC