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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: ARIA-DescribedAT & Longdesc

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:29:07 +0200
To: "Matthew Turvey" <mcturvey@gmail.com>
Cc: "Geoff Freed" <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, "HTML Accessibility Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wb7yitjfwxe0ny@widsith-3.local>
On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:25:48 +0200, Matthew Turvey <mcturvey@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> On 3 April 2012 14:50, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
>
>> Possibly, but it is clear that despite poor implementation, the fact  
>> that a real proportion of the audience who *needs* this stuff don't
>> really understand how it works, and that it is expensive, thoughtful
>> publishers with years of experience in making stuff accessible for
>> real world use cases have decided that the expense of using longdesc
>> is justified.
>
> I think that's probably because WAI have been giving out misleading
> UA/AT support information for longdesc in WCAG H45:

I doubt it. It isn't news that longdesc support is patchy. And I am  
talking about the people who spend real money to understand better than we  
do what *really*happens* in the world.

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