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Image Equivalent Content Wiki page

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:39:55 -0500
Message-Id: <DE9471E9-2D58-4967-86BB-6DE936B751DD@robburns.com>
To: public-html List <public-html@w3.org>

Re: <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/LongdescRetention?action=show>

After some discussion about use cases and longdesc, I have made some  
editorial changes to the wiki page called: Image Equivalent Content.  
The page was originally created with the page name  
"LongdescRetention" from before the WG shifted to focussing on use  
cases and problems and not solution specific Wiki pages. My recent  
edits were to strengthen the pages focus on the problems without  
jumping to solutions. Also I tried to make sure the use cases are  
stated in term of users and how they interact with HTML and  
equivalent content for images. Finally, I removed the vestiges of the  
longdesc/alt distinction that were there. The page is still about the  
need for facilities for lengthy and rich text equivalents, but it  
makes no assumptions about the current solutions of the alt and  
longdesc attributes.

There is a separate wiki page that deals with a separate need for  
shortened or summary equivalent text[1]. This is needed for icons or  
simply to provide users a quick overview of the equivalent text to  
see if it is worth reading too. As we move away from the IMG element,  
it may be necessary to find away to provide that functionality  
previously handled by the alt attribute.

Take care,
Rob

[1]: <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ShortFallback>
Received on Friday, 24 August 2007 17:40:10 UTC

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