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

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Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 03:32:24 +0000
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--- Comment #47 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>  2010-08-31 03:32:23 ---

(In reply to comment #46)
> (In reply to comment #45)
> 
> > Perhaps you will file a bug againt HTML5 to make it legal? ...
> 
> It is legal both HTML4 and XHTML1.

Another solution is to use <object> elements - then the <map> element is
permitted inside the <object> and thus "within" the image:

<object role="image" data="image" type="image/gif" usemap="#map"
aria-labelledby="map" >
 <map id="map">
    Mum and dad visiting.
   <a href="longd-description">long descript</a>
  <area href="full-size" shape="rect" coords="0,0,100,00" alt="Full size link"
/>
</map>
 </object>

Of coures, then you will say "but object, it doesn't work with  ... " 

I'm not sure, btw, if the kind of description link you suggest here really is
covered by the semantics of @longdesc.

I think, thus that to create a photo album which also works for blind, require
much more than @longdesc. It requires that you think through the whole user
experience of the album.

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