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comment on Longdesc extension

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:28:18 +0500
To: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w3jc9gl3y3oazb@chaals.local>
Hi,

Yandex would like to make an editorial request for an extra use case.  
Discoverability is important for a couple of reasons - one is enabling a  
search engine to find descripitons of images, since image search is now a  
very common thing to do.

The other is in finding resources where images have a detailed  
description, given it is clear that many images are more complex than will  
be described in a simple alt (or even an alt that is long enough to be  
unwieldy)...

cheers

Chaals

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Received on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:28:48 UTC

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