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Re: fear of "invisible metadata" [was Re: retention of summary attribute for TABLE element]

From: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:45:52 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2A05BC0.2D90%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 6/20/07 7:47 AM, "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:

> <figure>
  <legend>Graph of percentage of total U.S.
> noninsitutionalized
population age 16-64 declaring one or more
> disabilities</legend>
  <img
> src="http://www.webaim.org/techniques/images/media/graph.jpg"
longdesc="media/
> description.htm" />
<figure>

Does anyone know, when a screen reader encounters a longdesc, does it
navigate to the long description or does it pull it up behind the scenes and
read it out loud in context?

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