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Re: dropping longdesc attribute

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:08:08 +0100
Message-ID: <46852058.3070302@cfit.ie>
To: Eric Eggert <w3c@yatil.de>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi Eric,

> Iím in favor dropping @longdesc because I think there are better
> alternatives. First I have a few considerations, when @longdesc would
> make sense.

Please have a look at Gregories' post about longdesc, it is thought
provoking.

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/0640.html

> My solution would be dropping the @longdesc in favor for a@rel=longdesc.
> This would be consistent in all current, past and future browsers
> eliminating any accessibility problems and give screen readers something
> they can rely on.

That sounds great, could you expand a little on this or point to some
examples?

Cheers

Josh
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