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

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--- Comment #40 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>  2010-08-30 22:28:24 ---
(In reply to comment #30)
> Thus it would be interesting to have your comment to rel="longdesc" in
> combination with image maps: http://malform.no/testing/longdesc/

Two thoughts:

   * Testing in Chrome, opening the long description involved moving focus to a
imperceptible link. I think that contravenes WCAG2's Visible Focus requirement.
   * Normally, "rel" specifies a relationship between the destination and the
current document, not a relationship between the destination and a component of
the current document. So I think you'd need to use some other attribute(s),
like "resource" from RDFa (something like I suggested above) or "itemprop" from
Microdata.

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