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Re: rationale for preserving longdesc in HTMLx [Re: dropping longdesc attribute]

From: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 14:22:36 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2A5802C.2EF4%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 6/24/07 2:49 PM, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net> wrote:

> --- begin LONGDESC ---
> The flag of the United Kingdom is used on this site to indicate
> resources that are in the English language.
> The flag of the United Kingdom is commonly known as the Union Flag,
> or Union Jack.  It is the national
...<snip wikipedia length article about the UK flag...>

So on a site like http://www.islandbrides.com/ or others that may have 3x as
many flags you'd want one of my clients to write a short essay about each
flag...?

Couldn't you have just done with:
<img alt=" the United Kingdom flag is used on this site to indicate
resources that are in the English language."
longdesc="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uk_flag" />
since the majority of your longdesc was just info about the flag itself that
had nothing to do with the site?

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