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dropping longdesc attribute

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:37:26 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0706211037o8fb5e39l36d651558b7eb9a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On 6/18/07, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Actually, longdesc is not included in the current draft of HTML5. Are
> there a non-negligible number of sites that actually use longdesc in a
> useful way?

When was the longdesc attribute taken out? It wasn't mentioned as
dropped in the 'HTML5 differences from HTML4' document last week or in
the previous whatwg differences doc [1]. But now I see that it is in
fact listed as dropped [2]. Guess I need to read the actual spec
closer. Maybe we need a differences of the differences document ;-)

Anyway, what rationale for dropping longdesc?


[1] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Differences_from_HTML4#Dropped_Attributes
[2] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/html4-differences/Overview.html#dropped-attributes

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2007 17:37:38 UTC

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