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review of HTML5 image description extension - intial thoughts

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:10:50 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vmv9miCO_LKwWsQ3WcKUwd4jtTb9E09cH79UjXFN-X-5A@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Cc: Chaals McCathieNevile <w3b@chaals.com>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>
Hi all,

an initial comment is that I suggest conformance checker advice around the
issue of valid URLs be added.

The nu mark validation service does some error checking on href values , I
don't see any issue with extending those checks to cover longdesc values

another suggestion is that a best practices document be developed on the
provision of long descriptions be developed that can be referenced from the
spec itself and from the conformance checker when an error is triggered due
to above (or any other syntax longdesc related errors).

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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