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Re: Process objections to FPWD

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:17:31 +0000
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To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Matthew Turvey <mcturvey@gmail.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Silvia,

>@longdesc attribute (some versions of IE mapping it to a description
rather than a link) and how AT deal and fix this situation.

AT that support @longdesc generally look for the attribute in the DOM and
provide interaction with it indpendently.I think AT simply ignore (or do
not announce) the acc description in the case of <img>, so it has no
detrimental effect.

The IE behaviour (I think) is a bug as it does nothing but add an URL to a
acc description which is meant to be for human readable text.


regards
SteveF

On 10 December 2012 05:35, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>wrote:

> @longdesc attribute (some versions of IE mapping it to a description
> rather than a link) and how AT deal and fix this situation.




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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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