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Re: Longdesc extension specification

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:12:38 +0400
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-ID: <op.wlc9bcugy3oazb@dhcp-216-64-wifi.yandex.net>
On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:08:58 +0100, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

> On 09/25/2012 08:02 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Sam Ruby, Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:39:46 -0400:
>>> On 09/24/2012 09:28 AM, Charles McCathie Nevile wrote:
>>> Work with Mike Smith to get access to CVS and/or to create a bugzilla
>>> component when you are ready.
>> I'll wait with spec feedback till the bugzilla is ready.
> Before creating a component, some discussion on the title for this  
> document[1] may be in order.
> Is the intent to add long descriptions to other elements be handled by  
> separate extension specifications?

My personal intent for the spec I created is bascially restricted in scope
to the old ISSUE-30 - describe an extension to HTML that covers the
functionality of the longdesc attribute on the img element what has been
around since HTML 4. One reason for keeping the restricted scope is that I
believe this spec will manage a zero-length Candidate Recommendation, and
I can write the test suite, which means the only "administrivia" required
is the publication for Patent Policy purposes (I note that longdesc has
never been published under the current W3C Patent Policy).

It's unclear to me whether the world at large would prefer to develop
longdesc further, or would prefer whatever fresh start a new name can
provide along with any extension of the functionality.

I believe that it should be possible to get consensus that this is how
longdesc works. I believe that a number of people have ideas on extending
this functionality, and don't see any reason to write a competing proposal.


Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
               chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
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