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Re: Expanding longdesc use

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:02:46 +0000
Message-ID: <4F605EB6.5020007@cfit.ie>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Laura Carlson wrote:
> Hi Silvia,
>
> In the other thread you said,
>
>> My main reason for going for another attribute is that I
>> want it used for more than just<img>.
>
> No reason why longdesc could not do that. John has longdesc
> incorporated into a couple of his media change proposals. If I recall
> correctly Janina may have mentioned at one time for a replacement for
> a table summary.

Yes, thats right. Personally, I think its a great idea. I would really 
like to see the core functionality of @longdesc given a broader reach 
(as a global long descriptor that could span multiple content types).

There are certainly use cases, however as we have seen, articulating 
them to satisfy the HTML5 WG can be difficult.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:03:23 UTC

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