Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
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> Laura Carlson, Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:06:52 -0600:
> First off: Steve yesterday confirmed that Internet Explorer's longdesc
> implementation is plain wrong: It treats the URL as text string. Thus
> it implements it precisely the way the WHATWG blog once ridiculed the
> @longdesc usage for.  See this bug:

If that is indeed the case, then all those people that have put
hyperlinks into the @longdesc attribute have ended up with non-usable
longdesc values in IE. @longdesc is therefore not usable for the
purposes that we intend it to be used for, since it is not implemented
compatibly across browsers.

This to me is a very strong argument to move on to a new attribute so
we can start on a clean slate for all relevant elements with well
defined implementation details.


Received on Friday, 9 March 2012 04:15:25 UTC