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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:38:43 +0200
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120918043843396676.cf07dc4b@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Sam Ruby, Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:57:05 -0400:
> On 09/17/2012 08:07 PM, John Foliot wrote:
>> Sam Ruby wrote:

> I can't help but wonder if we would have been done by now if but a 
> small fraction of the effort that was put into "instating longdesc" 
> focused instead on developing a solution to the "long description" 
> need that browser vendors are willing to implement.
> I'll go further, and say that the most optimistic estimates have 
> HTML5 going to REC in 2014, and if we could find a way to produce a 
> collective "we" instead of continuing to refer to a collective "you" 
> that a comprehensive solution could be designed by the early next 
> year and deployed and tested for interoperability by year end and 
> make it in time for HTML5.

+1 Sounds very positive. My 2 cents are: If an effort in this direction 
could be established, then I think we should try it. Do the browsers 
vendors know what they are willing to implement? Do you have an idea 
yourself? I guess some would ask for the principles/goals first.

> Taking my co-chair hat off, I can confidently state that that's a 
> solution that IBM would endorse.
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 02:39:15 UTC

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