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

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 22:15:30 +0100
Message-ID: <46896AF2.3090708@cfit.ie>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org

Robert Burns 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). 

Cheers for clearing that up Rob.

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