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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:31:58 -0400
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120919133158.GM6651@concerto.rednote.net>
Silvia Pfeiffer writes:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
> > Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> >>
> >> Having had a look at this data makes me wonder ... since none of the
> >> sites that you've crawled had used longdesc correctly, either your set
> >> of sites is dubious or we are really staring at a totally mis-informed
> >> Web developer community.
> >
> >
> > Lol! I think its the later :-)
> 
> I was actually hoping it is the earlier because then we could repeat
> the experiment with some sites that actually provide a proper
> @longdesc. If even us a11y people can only find such sites by
> hand-picking them, there is indeed something seriously wrong.
> 
You're assuming use in the wild is some kind of useful yardstick. I
submit the most consistent and important use of the longdesc attribute
is actually NOT in the wild, e.g.

https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13461
http://ncam.wgbh.org/experience_learn/educational_media/stemdx#top

Janina

> Silvia.
-n- 

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