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[Bug 10967] Add @desclink, a description link attr. for any embedded element + figure

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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:39:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10967

--- Comment #6 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2010-10-04 17:39:38 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> Seems to me this is just requesting longdesc by another name, same as bug 10455.

I reject that interpretation. 

A more relevant context:  

]]
Surely we should have
a) short alternative text for the audio/video
b) a link to a transcript
c) a link to a long description
[[

See: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10642#c39

> Therefore, assigning to Paul to hold on behalf of the chairs for the
> same reason as bug 10455.

Unless you can describe to me an advantage of being assigned to Paul instead of
Ian, then I reject that.

Just because  this bug could also solve the @longdesc issue, does not mean they
are the same thing. For example, even if the outcome of ISSUE-41 could offer a
solution to ISSUE-120, they are still different issues.  Btw, I have also filed
bug 10434 (rel=longdesc) - and that bug stands on its own feet, despite its
clear link to @longdesc. Bug 10434 even predates bug 10455 - bug desite that,
you did not link 10455 to 10434.

For the record, I have not heard any support from Laura (reporter of bug 10455)
for @desclink - it would be interesting to hear her opinion. From my
perspective, solving this bug could also solve @longdesc issue as well. But I
don't know if if anyone agrees. (You yourself is the best indication that I
have that this bug *could* solve both issues.)

But the opposite, getting @longdesc back for the IMG elment, would not be an
acceptable solution to *this* bug. And neither would a globalized attribute
with the name "longdesc" be either. (Well, in theory a globalized @longdesc
could work, however,  I have filed this bug in the belief that a new name would
be better - including that I have concrete indication that the direction of
*this* bug could have a higher chance for vendor support than simply reusing
@longdesc.

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