Re: ISSUE-194: full-transcript - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Sam Ruby <> wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 08:27 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> Dear Chairs,
>> May I suggest that the resolution of this issue is dependent on the
>> resolution of several other issues and discussions currently under
>> way. I therefore propose to delay dealing with this issue until such
>> other issues are resolved. This includes in particular the @longdesc
>> discussion.
>> In my mind, it is possible that the HTML WG decides that there is
>> sufficient need for a general mechanism to add off-page textual
>> representations to certain complex elements to HTML5, elements such as
>> canvas, img, video, audio, table, or figure. If such a general
>> mechanism were added - which could be called @longdesc or @href or
>> @transcript - such a mechanism would fulfill the needs of this issue.
> Can you cite any existing proposal that, if adopted, would address this
> need?

I can now. Please find a proposal for aria-describedat under
discussion at

I expect that this attribute will be added to Aria 1.1 and it
satisfies the needs of Issue 194.

I would therefore like to repeat my request to not resolve this issue
at this time.

Best Regards,

Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:00:12 UTC