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Re: LONGDESC: some current problems and a proposed solution added to the wiki

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:44:50 -0700
Message-ID: <4686B2B2.10008@accessibleinter.net>
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> At 13:57 +0300 UTC, on 2007-06-30, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> On Jun 30, 2007, at 13:47, Thomas Broyer wrote:
>>> <img src="/flag.gif" longdesc="#ukflag">
>> How does that work in existing implementations?
> Test case at <http://santek.no-ip.org/~st/tests/longdesc/>. The only UA that
> I have available that has longdesc support is iCab, so only one test result
> listed. I'd be happy to add test results for other UAs if people provide
> them. (Btw, iCab also makes the contents of the cite attribute available to
> the user, unlike any other UA I am aware of.)

In Netscape 6.2 and 7.0 (Macintosh), the longdesc URL is a clickable
link in the image properties window.  The link opens in the same window,
with no other visual indicators once the page loads.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Saturday, 30 June 2007 19:45:03 UTC

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