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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:37:36 +0200
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Chaals McCathieNevile <w3b@chaals.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120710203736429548.d631f521@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Silvia Pfeiffer, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:58:23 +0200:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Silvia Pfeiffer, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:39:49 +0200:
>> 
>>> I've tried to argue this line of thought before, too.
>>> 
>>> I've come to the conclusion that a transcript is indeed one type of
>>> long description
>> 
>> +1
> 
> ... but not every long description is a transcript! :-)

−1 (Just kidding.)

  [ snip ]
> Sometimes. But sometimes people consume the transcript together with
> the video. In particular this is the case for interactive transcripts.
> I wouldn't want to limit our use of transcripts to those without video
> - often times when you read the transcript, you also like to watch
> parts of the video at the same time.

If it is interactive, then the transcript also probably contain a 
button with which to hide the descriptions of visual 'events'. ;-)
-- 
LH Silli
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