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Re: Proposal for action Re: Call for Consensus (CfC): Comments on the MSE CR

From: Matthew Turvey <mcturvey@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:08:15 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFp5+ApwVnJDXLqY0fO6DWzdj0abraaAz5shOTdOTOwhTj_T7g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
On 11 December 2015 at 17:58, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> wrote:
> I really dont want to have the longdesc debate again, do you?  It is a W3C
> recommendation.  It is part of HTML5.  It satisfies the requirements for
> this particular problem.  They should use it.

The "pretty abysmal" level of support for longdesc is a pretty
convincing reason not to use it, isn't it?


There's a pull request to bring the WAI tutorial page on complex
images up to date, including adding a warning about the current level
of support for longdesc:


Once that's done we could just reference this page:


This seems to be a great way to use WAI's WCAG tutorial pages, and it
would allow spec editors to assess for themselves whether they should
use longdesc, or a widely-supported technique.

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