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Re: How to obsolete @longdesc

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:39:12 +0200
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120919173912182973.2ff2e0ef@xn--mlform-iua.no>
You understand that is a  quite confusing signal to ask the vendors 
about a new name, then.

Leif H Silli

Laura Carlson, Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:32:24 -0500:
> Hi Leif,
> 
> Obsoleting longdesc in any way is not under consideration.
> 
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> 
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
> <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
>> Laura Carlson, Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:19:53 -0500:
>>> Hi Leif,
>>> 
>>>> Thank you for pointing to David's message. Clearly, name change might
>>>> be a better idea than we have admitted.
>>>> 
>>>> In that case, a logical 'deal' to consider
>>> 
>>> No 'deal' is in consideration. This is an inquiry only.
>> 
>> Sorry, I don't want to disturb the inquiry so I change the topic so you
>> don't feel you need to stand for my words.
>> 
>> The argument has been mad, in this recent discussion, that HTML5 has no
>> means for deprecation of features. In the first longdesc poll, there
>> were no alternatives to replace it with and thus, true deprecation was
>> not possible. But if an alternative emerged, then HTML5 has some
>> mechanisms for making features obsolete but conforming, as pointed out
>> with in my message with the unlucky word 'deal'.[1]
>> 
>> [1]
>> http://www.w3.org/mid/20120919165642623450.594a22b3@xn--mlform-iua.no
>> 
>> Leif Halvard Silli
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson
> 
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