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ISSUE-30 (longdesc): Should HTML 5 include a longdesc attribute for images [HTML 5 spec]

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ISSUE-30 (longdesc): Should HTML 5 include a longdesc attribute for images [HTML 5 spec]

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Raised by: Charles McCathieNevile
On product: HTML 5 spec

HTML 4 includes a longdesc attribute for images, designed to allow authors to provide extended textual alternatives to image content for users without access to the image. It is unclear what the relative balance of merits and problems with this approach is and hence whether it should be included in HTML 5.

See e.g. http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/LongdescRetention 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Feb/0061.html
http://blog.whatwg.org/the-longdesc-lottery
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