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Re: Clarification of rational for deprecation of @longdesc and @summary

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:41:54 +0000
Message-ID: <47BAB272.4050200@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
CC: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>



Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
 > Philip Taylor (Webmaster) 08-02-18 15.46:   
 >> Joshue O Connor wrote:
 >>> Joshue O Connor wrote:
 >>>> often the @longdesc text is hidden from sighted users and may not be a
 >>>> part of the main page content.
 >>>
 >>> They contents are obviously not even on the same page.
 >>
 >> Why do you assume this, Joshue : could the URL of the
 >> LONGDESC not refer to a document fragment on the same page ?
 >
 > Perhaps he has realworld experience?

I was not challenging the tacit suggestion that some
(perhaps even most) LONGDESCs are off-page; I was
challenging only the assertion that /all/ are, which
is how I read Joshue's message.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2008 10:42:32 UTC

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