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RE: HomePageReader (was RE: Moving longdesc forward: Recap, updates, consensus)

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 10:53:40 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Masatomo Kobayashi'" <MSTM@jp.ibm.com>
Cc: "'Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis'" <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, "'Laura Carlson'" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009301cc1004$5c46f710$14d4e530$@edu>
Masatomo Kobayashi wrote:
> 
> Both of you are right.
> Home Page Reader is not maintained now even in Japan while it still has
> many active users in Japan.
> The status might change in the near future, but at this point the
> description in the current Change Proposal seems to be quite
> appropriate.
> 
> > Home Page Reader has native support of longdesc and is still used in
> Japan for longdesc, even though it stopped being maintained five years
> ago.

Thank you Masatomo for your clarification, it is useful and welcomed.

Cheers!

JF




> 
> Regards,
> Masatomo
> 
> "John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote on 2011/05/06 10:16:27:
> >
> > Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Also, I think we should openly state that Home Page Reader stopped
> > > being maintained half a decade ago, if we're going to cite it
> > > as an example implementation.
> >
> > While I believe this is the case in North America, I recall hearing
> from
> 
> > more than one colleague from the Asian Pacific region that HPR is
> still
> in
> > active use there. I will follow up and try to confirm that.
> >
> > JF
> >
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