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RE: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:55:07 +0200
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: 'Maciej Stachowiak' <mjs@apple.com>, 'Silvia Pfeiffer' <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, 'David Singer' <singer@apple.com>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120925145507058803.edad51ef@xn--mlform-iua.no>
John Foliot, Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:22:47 -0700:
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote
>> It does seem to me like the little (i) in a circle is reinventing d-
>> links, and I thought the whole original reason for longdesc's existence
>> was that content authors found the visual encumbrance  of d-links
>> unacceptable.
> Yes, but this is and was a PoC to show how @longdesc content could be
> exposed without leaving the current page, and without a visible trigger it
> could not be shown.

Fact is that that demo [1] is a variant of James's iframe technique. 
Improved, yes. But still a variant. I believe all users have access to 
the button that "turn the image". As such my only gripe with that demo 
is that the javascript should delete the @longdesc, so AT users don't 
get both @longdesc plus that button.

[1] http://blog.ginader.de/dev/jquery/longdesc/examples/webaim/index.php
leif h silli
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:57:06 UTC

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