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Re: Process objections to FPWD

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:23:22 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2=2H9bcXAeZHNKBOWikuvn+aBjAuFkXjfu_5uFvkCfOrg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Matthew Turvey <mcturvey@gmail.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
>

Right. We've had this discussion before, so I just wanted to recommend it
be documented that the faulty behaviour of IE doesn't have an effect on AT.

Regards,
Silvia.



>
>
> 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.
>
>
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
>
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