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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 15:47:28 +0200
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120918154728254234.b35cfc01@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Silvia Pfeiffer, Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:41:14 +1000:
> A hand-waving mention of "revealing the attribute to the UA" and "user
> preferences, options etc." is exactly what I want to avoid. 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.

+1 Sounds good to me.

> Would browser vendors resist such a paragraph and the implied
> implementation consequences?

I subscribe to the question. 
Leif H S
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:48:01 UTC

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