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RE: Text description for @poster (was RE: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc])

From: Frank Olivier <Frank.Olivier@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:53:38 +0000
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <91175A762AB48840AF1473514B26B475528B3243@TK5EX14MBXC261.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Same here  - please let me know via email if you have any questions or feedback on the Internet Explorer implementation of <video controls>.

Frank Olivier

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Jägenstedt [mailto:philipj@opera.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:50 AM
To: public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Text description for @poster (was RE: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc])

On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:47:07 +0200, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>

> On 3/26/12 5:50 PM, Leif H Silli wrote:
>> Laura Carlson 26/3/'12,  19:13
>>> I hope that everyone in the HTML Working Group comprehends the big 
>>> picture here. Increasingly HTML5 is relying on ARIA to provide for 
>>> HTML5's accessibility failings.
>> It is not a problem that Aria is a good technology.
> HTML5 is increasingly trying to restrict ARIA usage in the DOM as part 
> of an effort for better HTML practices. That is a growing problem.
> The <video controls> UI element is only partially implemented by many 
> vendors.
> It is a very basic, immature component in most code bases.
> Yes, it can be "fixed" by using JavaScript and ARIA. Use an image tag 
> and JavaScript to swap in the video as a sibling, and implement 
> JS+ARIA based video controls. It fixes all sorts of issues. But as a 
> long term solution, it's quite verbose and heavily relies on ARIA flow vocabulary.
> It doesn't work well for static pages.
> It would benefit many an author if the stock <video controls> UI were 
> higher quality. If authors are going to use native controls, those 
> controls need to be easy, fast and have quality. Otherwise authors are 
> stuck using media players through the <object> tag or developing large 
> component libraries with JS.

I encourage anyone who finds bugs or limitations in Opera's implementation of <video controls> to file bugs at https://bugs.opera.com/wizarddesktop/

and to mail me the bug number. I assume that other vendors also welcome such feedback.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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