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[Bug 23291] New: Add statements about when longdesc is inappropriate

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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:49:47 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23291

            Bug ID: 23291
           Summary: Add statements about when longdesc is inappropriate
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: LC
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML Image Description Extension
          Assignee: chaals@yandex-team.ru
          Reporter: chaals@yandex-team.ru
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: public-html-admin@w3.org

James Craig, in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2013Jul/0032.html and
Mathew Turvey in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2013Jul/0033.html
requested statements that longdesc is inappropriate in various situations:

+ when an EPUB footnote is sufficient. (JC)
+ for Math. Use MathML instead. (JC)
+ for SVG graphics. Make the SVG DOM accessible instead. (JC)
+ for graphics of tabular data. Use an accessible table instead. (JC)
+ when and ordinary link is sufficient (MT)

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