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[Bug 13461] Commentary on Issue #30 (longdesc) from the Association of American Publishers

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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:09:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13461

--- Comment #6 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-07-31 14:09:33 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> Thanks, plh.
> 
> (In reply to comment #4)
> >   * The longdesc attribute is a dedicated mechanism for just this
> >     purpose, and it always works in the same way:  
> 
> Indeed. It is ignored due to widespread misuse.

If you want to talk about misuse, then let's also remove the table element.

Rather than obsolete longdesc, strengthen the information about longdesc in the
specification and ensure that browsers support it fully so that page
authors/developers can verify its correct use. 

It is as simple as that.

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