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Re: Longdesc change proposal update

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 08:41:16 +1000
Message-ID: <BANLkTinHaBhWgqZKnuT8-A7ohbH1x-oDEA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

some of your references to e.g. the Glossary on the broken out pages
don't work any more. You should go through and check for dangling
pointers. ;-)

Incidentally, it was enough for me to see the examples that you list
on your use cases page
http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld.html#uc (following to some
of the example links) to go: and why aren't browsers providing a
right-click context menu item for images with longdesc? Sometimes I as
a sighted user am also keen to understand what e.g. a logo means and
what went through a designer's head when they created it. I totally
don't see it as a11y use one. I would only recommend that the page
that the longdesc points to includes the image itself and a pointer
back to the page(s) that it lives on, so as to make it a proper part
of the web surfing experience.


On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 2:17 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have worked some more on the InstateLongdesc change proposal [1]
> trying to incorporate ideas from the "Moving longdesc forward: Recap,
> updates, consensus" thread. Thanks to everyone for your input. Some
> quick notes:
> John and Leif, I modularized the main document and linked to the key
> sub-sections to make to make the main page more readable. Leif, I
> added a boilerplate section to the top of each module so that people
> know a particular section is part of the change proposal.
> Sam, I was careful to keep the use case information that was vital to
> reopening the issue on the main page.
> Gregory, Ben and Chaals, I worked a bit on the Hidden Meta-data
> section. I linked to some ways that longdesc can be made discoverable
> to sighted users. (The links are a new version of the 10.6.1 page with
> links to the real world implementations.)  The Hidden Meta-data
> section still needs work. Chaals, you mentioned that you would try to
> propose text for the Hidden Meta-Data section. That would be would be
> great.
> Review and proofreading the document and all of its 14 sub-sections
> would be helpful. If anyone would like to suggest changes, it would be
> productive to provide actual wording for specific sections.
> Thanks everyone. I think/hope we are getting there.
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc
> [2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc/HiddenMetadataFallacy
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