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

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 15:58:56 -0500
Message-Id: <55293CDC-B6E8-4DE2-B780-132C394CF885@robburns.com>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie


On Jul 2, 2007, at 3:17 AM, Joshue O Connor wrote:

>
> Robert Burns wrote:
>> We should understand that @longdesc is the after-thought addition  
>> of fallback content to an element that is defined as canonically  
>> empty.
>> @alt is also part of dealing with that problem. So I think we  
>> should deal with those two attributes in that context.
>
> Am not sure if I know what you mean by 'canonically empty'? Empty for
> whom? Something is empty if it is empty, null, void or never meant  
> to be
> filled.

By canonically empty, I merely meant that the spec defines (requires)  
that there be not contents between the opening and the closing tags  
(creating our fallback content dilemma).

Take care,
Rob
Received on Monday, 2 July 2007 20:59:10 UTC

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