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Re: aria-describedat

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:27:55 +0200
To: "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "Richard Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>, "Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>, "Ted O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>, "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>, "James Craig" <jcraig@apple.com>, "George Kerscher" <kerscher@montana.com>, "Leonie Watson" <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>, "Markus Gylling" <markus.gylling@gmail.com>, "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, "W3C PF - DPUB Joint Task Force" <public-dpub-aria@w3.org>, "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>, PF <public-pfwg@w3.org>, "SVG WG" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>, "David (Standards) Singer" <singer@apple.com>
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On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:59:31 +0200, Steve Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 August 2015 at 10:40, Chaals McCathie Nevile  
> <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
>> Actually, the example wouldn't work at the moment, and would force  
>> everyone to read the full table, which is pretty sub-optimal, given  
>> that details/summary isn't implemented - and >>therefore nor is it part  
>> of an HTML standard.
> There are polyfils available for details/summary and pretty much every  
> JavaScript framework has a widget with similar functionality, so It  
> would only 'force' the table to be displayed by default >for users who  
> use Firefox/IE/Edge and do not have JavaScript enabled. For  
> Chrome/Safari/Opera users it would work fine as details/summary is  
> implemented.
> + I think that if details/summary is a useful pattern for the use cases  
> it makes a good case for getting it implemented in browsers that don't  
> currently support it.

I certainly agree that the functionality would be useful. In practice, it  
is a subset of longdesc functionality, but more generally applicable.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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