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RE: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:03:23 -0700
To: "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: "'David Singer'" <singer@apple.com>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007f01cd9adb$18ab5790$4a0206b0$@ca>
Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> My point was: what if for a particular Website the owner decides that
> the long description is not relevant to be exposed visually, but would
> still like to provide it to the a11y API. Thus, if we *require* it
> both ways, we will end up getting nothing.

I would suggest that if that were the case, then a) the site owner knows
enough about the Accessibility API to know its limitations, and b) we've
done a lousy job on the education front (which perhaps we have, but that can
be addressed as well in other ways).

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