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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:21:10 -0700
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <534A5B76-E063-4019-8B9B-6BBAB25669CD@apple.com>
To: Gez Lemon <g.lemon@webprofession.com>
On Sep 17, 2012, at 3:06 PM, Gez Lemon <g.lemon@webprofession.com> wrote:

> On 17 September 2012 22:30, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Sep 17, 2012, at 13:58 , Gez Lemon <g.lemon@webprofession.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I support the change proposal, as there is no other reliable method
>>> that is supported today that does the same thing as longdesc.
>> 
>> The trouble is, longdesc is neither widely supported nor reliable today.  If it was, I suspect that we would not be having this discussion.
> 
> It is better supported and more reliable than no solution at all for
> providing a long description for complex images.


Here are six examples. Three of which work today. One which works in all implementations, which is more than can be said of longdesc.

http://cookiecrook.com/longdesc/
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