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Re: usefulness of longdesc & digitization of books & historical works [was Re: fear of "invisible metadata"]

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:13:15 -0700
Message-ID: <46818F7B.5030403@gorge.net>
To: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Craig Francis <craig@synergycms.com>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie

James Graham wrote:
> I am less sure about this, at least in the context of the example 
> given. I can imagine no reason that information could not be included 
> either as additional content on the page containing the image or as an 
> external resource connected by a perfectly ordinary hyperlink. Why is 
> this not the case?
>
Although the "real answer" is "because the author wanted it to be less 
blatant, i.e. it was a peripheral piece of information that would 
clutter the page most would see, including those who couldn't care less 
about Cornwall, or whatever.

Love.
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 22:13:30 UTC

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