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Re: dropping longdesc attribute

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 22:06:28 +1000
Message-ID: <467BBB44.3000901@lachy.id.au>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Laura Carlson wrote:
> Anyway, what rationale for dropping longdesc?

IIRC, the reason for not including it was because very few authors ever 
use it and, when it is used, it's not used properly.  More research on 
the issue is welcome.  In particular, evidence of significant real world 
usage that provides a practical benefit to users would be good.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Friday, 22 June 2007 12:06:45 UTC

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