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Re: My case for the obsoletion of longdesc (Was: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:12:58 +0200
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120920011258604930.0f6382dd@xn--mlform-iua.no>
James Craig, Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:50:43 -0700:
> On Sep 17, 2012, at 1:56 AM, Leif Halvard Silli 
> <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
>> One problem with the <iframe> approach (and one that I by accident 
>> experienced with fiddling your solution), is that it puts some 
>> limitations on what the content of the long description can - or should 
>> - be. For example, imagine that it the description were to contain 
>> interactive content or audio/video.
> As long as it doesn't auto-play, I don't see any problem with 
> including audio or video content.

So there you confirm one limitation.

Also, you did not comment on the link (or interactive content - 
audio/video are not interactive content, per HTML5). Just tested now: 
If I open a link inside that frame, then it opens inside that frame. 
That's lots of things happening behind an image. We have just been 
through a round about whether hidden="" can be used as an accessible 
container, and what the A11Y TF protested on was precisely the 
potential for creating a whole, hidden world that only blind users 
could see - so to speak.
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 23:13:31 UTC

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