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Re: @longdesc scope (was: HTML Media Transcript, Issue-194: Are we done?)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 08:42:23 -0700
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, 'Chaals McCathieNevile' <w3b@chaals.com>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <3DB8847C-C614-48F9-B711-5FE132D1E400@apple.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

On Jul 7, 2012, at 1:14 , Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> John Foliot, Thu, 5 Jul 2012 07:48:13 -0700:
>> Chaals McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
>>>> Thus, ideally, the proposed longdesc spec text should give better
>>>> hints about what a "long description" and "long text alternatives"
>>>> are - that it can in fact be a transcript. [4]
>>> 
>>> Maybe. I think that is relatively editorial.
>> 
>> I actually kind of disagree here. There is a world of difference between a
>> longer textual description about a movie, and the actual transcript, which
>> is essentially closer to the script or screenplay of the movie, than the
>> description of the movie.
> 
> Would you say that it is a world of difference between a transcript for 
> a movie on one hand, and a long description for a single graphic that 
> contains sequential frames from a movie or a comic/cartoon[1][2] on the 
> other?

yes.

"This movie concerns the childhood and youth of someone who becomes a film director. It opens with a scene of his adulthood, receiving a phone call from his mother in Sicily, informing that someone is dead. The film then returns to hid childhood, where he is shown fascinated with the local cinema, and he befriends the projectionist." and so on.

this is not a transcript.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 9 July 2012 15:43:22 GMT

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