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[Bug 10853] HTML5 lacks a verbose description mechanism

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:58:57 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10853

--- Comment #2 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2010-09-30 18:58:57 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Why is the <p> element not sufficient?
> 
> Do you have a concrete page we could use to discuss this showing the problem in
> question? (It can be an artificially simple page that just has the relevant
> content, if you like.)

I am sure that Gregory will also respond, but to me the relevant section in his
bug report is the following: 

"   2. A method to reference a longer description of an image, without 
      including the content in the main flow of a page. 

I'm assuming the text about being able to provide this in such a way that it's
not visible to sighted users is also relevant.

We did not deprecate longdesc, which has a two part aspect to it: discourage
use AND provide an equivalent or superior approved technique. All we did is
make it obsolete, leaving the functionality it provided unfulfilled. 

However, I think this is a duplicate of another bug? One that Laura filed? The
following?

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10455

It got assigned to Paul Cotton, so not sure what's going on.

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