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Re: longdesc quality statistics

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:13:02 +0200
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, 'David Singer' <singer@apple.com>, 'Charles McCathie Nevile' <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120923031302874211.61497514@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Sam Ruby, Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:21:09 -0400:
> On 09/22/2012 05:36 PM, John Foliot wrote:
>> David Singer wrote:
>>> 
>>> But.
>>> 
>>> a) why would anyone now implement longdesc knowing that the
>>> descriptions that they'd expose to users were, for the vast majority,
>>> 'hopelesslt bad'?
>> 
>> 1) There is no other functional replacement in effect today.
> 
> The keyword being 'today'.
> 
> I'll point out that there is a false dichotomy in play here.
> 
> Today there is only one mainstream browser that natively implements 
> longdesc.

What do you mean by saying that only one 'natively implements'? For 
mainstream browsers, the situation is:

1. Firefox has support in its A11Y API
2. Opera has contextual menu support.
3. Internet Explorer has A11Y API support (but
   I have heard that it is buggy).
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Sunday, 23 September 2012 01:13:39 GMT

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