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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:54:21 +0100
Message-ID: <505860ED.3000500@cfit.ie>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Joshue O Connor<joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>  wrote:
[...]
>> Opening a context menu via a UA should be a case of revealing the attribute
[...]
>
> A hand-waving mention of "revealing the attribute to the UA" and "user
> preferences, options etc." is exactly what I want to avoid.

That wasn't an attempt at 'spec ready text' Silvia.

> I would prefer we say something informative and non-normative such as:


> Long image descriptions should be made available to the user through a
> visual indicator. This can e.g. be through a link in the image's
> context menu which can appear on a right-click on the image or after
> pressing the image with your finger for an extended time. It could
> also be through an icon somewhere on the image, or listed "on the back
> of the image" e.g. if the UI allowed to "turn it around", or any other
> means that the UA deems appropriate.

As an aside, a transparent .png graphic with a symbol for longdesc would 
be good. Browsers could implement that. You can put that in if you like ;-)

Cheers

Josh
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