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Re: longdesc verbiage

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 06:54:35 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=ezuF0NYXQ6kRdkpo=uzMTzO=rYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Leif,

Thanks for your comments Leif.

>> Do you think we should keep the images in the rendering spec text or
>> delete them?

> Could the images be edited so that at least each image pair is
> presented side by side?

Here is a side by side version:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering2.html

I tried to make the images in the style of the spec's current drop
shadow effect.

I swapped it into the Change Proposal.

If people prefer the other version [2] we can switch it back or we can
delete the images all together.

Best Regards,
Laura
[1] http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering.html
-- 
Laura L. Carlson


On 5/10/11, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Laura Carlson, Mon, 9 May 2011 19:03:39 -0500:
>
>> Do you think we should keep the images in the rendering spec text or
>> delete them?
>
> Plusses: each img has a @longdesc = exemplifies.
> Minuses: the img-s are quite big - could have been made smaller. (Some
> or all of them display more browser chrome than strictly needed.)
>
> Ideas:
>
> Could the images be edited so that at least each image pair is
> presented side by side? Then readers see their relationship faster.
>
> If you agree to that, then I'd suggest to also add two images for the
> context-menu example too, where the second image could show a
> "description window" in front of the main content window.
>
> The last example, with 3 images, I would also suggest to have side by
> side.
>
> To present them side by side, you could may be use an ordered list
> where the list items are inline blocks. Or may be you could use a
> table. Or - may be the simplest (except that you may then need to
> arrange the image caption differently) -  you can simply place the
> related IMG elements side by side - it seems the spec treats such
> images as inline images, so they would be rendered side by side. (I
> have looked through all the 23 images in the spec - see for instance
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/interactive-elements#dom-details-open  -
> which has two images side by side.)
> --
> Leif H Silli
>


-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:19:52 GMT

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