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Re: LONGDESC: some current problems and a proposed solution added to the wiki

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 18:08:57 +0200
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tusm47t964w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:50:31 +0200, Philip TAYLOR  
<Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> How realstic is it to expect people to provide alternate content for  
>> their Flash content?
> If we don't give the hooks so to do, totally unreasonable.

There's a hook: <object>.

> If we give them the hooks, and they lose sales or
> end up in court because they don't use them,
> not only "reasonable" but the probability
> that they will provide alternate content for
> their Flash content is extremely high.

Forcing people to do stuff in this way seems like a bad idea. It also only  
works for large corperations, not for your average weblog.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2007 16:09:06 UTC

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