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Re: longdesc and ARIA Re: [html4all] some reflections on @alt usage

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:27:32 +0100
Message-ID: <48164144.5050406@cfit.ie>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> There is a seperate issue, which is really on ARIA, about how browsers should behave when you have ARIA conflicting with other stuff e.g. longdesc and aria-describedBy and they point to different things. 
>Should ARIA be trusted in all cases? Should it be determined seperately for different ARIA properties? Should we trust the old attributes (this has the benefit that backwards-compatibility comes up with the same results, 
>which is probably quite valuable really). 

There was some comment by Ian on IRC/WG list (cannot find reference just 
now) about what would happen when ARIA described by etc was used 
alongside the new HTML 5 elements etc to describe the same 
content/instances or if there was some dissonance etc. To paraphrase, 
the thrust of it was saying that these issues are problematic and may 
halt the  /adoption/ or /absorption/ of ARIA into HTML 5.


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