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[Bug 10455] Mint a describedby attribute for the img element

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--- Comment #27 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>  2010-08-30 16:13:27 ---
(In reply to comment #25)
> I am open to changing the attribute's name from describedby to something
> else. Perhaps it could be called "closeddescription" or "cdescription" or
> "closeddesc" or "cdesc"(invisible by default like a television closed-caption
> but can be opened via the user agent).

A couple points:

   * Many authors may not be sure what "closed captions" are, so this analogy
may be lost on them. I recommend using more straightforward language.

   * One of the contributing factors to the "longdesc" lottery is authors
inserting text rather than a URI as a value, perhaps under the influence of
"alt". Including "href" in the attribute name might help reduce the frequency
of such errors.

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