Re: aria-describedat

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:20:30 +0000:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
>> This is an unofficial draft of aria-describedat


> The name should reflect the fact that it is a URL. e.g.
> "aria-descriptionurl" or "aria-describeaturl" would be better.

If one were to pick @describedaturl, then why not, just as well, change 
@describedby to @describedBYidrefs ? I think @describedat is reasonably 
good - it fits the current naming pattern. Also, the name is probably 
not the only reason why @longdesc so often has had invalid content: 
Some lightbox libraries misuses is for 'large image URL' - probably 
because the authors were more afraid of using a new, HTML4-invalid 
attribute than they were afraid of using @longdesc for invalid purposes.

> - Please define what "content that describes the object" would be. For
> example, Wikipedia used to use @longdesc to link to metadata about the
> image but not to a text alternative.


> Presumably we don't want
> @aria-describedat to be used in this way? Again, would it be
> appropriate or not appropriate to use this attribute to link to a
> transcript for media? Would it be good to distinguish between
> descriptions and transcripts?
Leif H Silli

Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:20:32 UTC