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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:57:28 -0700
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To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

On Sep 17, 2012, at 13:50 , Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:

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> Then I think that they may think that @longdesc is fundamentally flawed and are taking a year zero approach (that the new ARIA spec offers).
> 

I seem to recall from the mists of time on this discussion, that some indeed argued longdesc was not only flawed in design (possibly because it didn't go, as I recall, through very much review by the HTML group at the time), but also polluted in practice...

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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