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[Bug 13461] Commentary on Issue #30 (longdesc) from the Association of American Publishers

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--- Comment #10 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> 2011-08-01 19:01:16 UTC ---

(In reply to comment #8)

The following have all been previously discussed.

> These requirements appear to be better met by using a normal link, with a
> programmatically determinable association where required (eg a rel attribute <a
> href="ld.html" rel="longdesc"><img></a>).

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/0121.html

> >  The longdesc attribute works with assistive technology today.
> 
> With *some* AT today. longdesc is unsupported in popular SRs e.g. VoiceOver,
> Orca and NVDA, as well as some other AT e.g. screen magnifiers, and is also
> unavailable to IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari users by default. 

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0217.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0234.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0241.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0242.html

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