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Re: Is longdesc a good solution?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 11:06:04 +0200
Message-ID: <48C247FC.2070901@lachy.id.au>
To: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>

David Poehlman wrote:
> I see one problem with this that has already been mentioned. That is since 
> it is not widely encountered on the web, many will not know what a long 
> description is.
> If I see a text link, it would have to be well labeled for me to know that 
> it is a descriptive link.  if I see a longdesc associated with a link, I 
> don't have to make a leap.

That seems like nothing more than speculation about the usability of 
long description links.  It's certainly not an argument against doing 
the study, since whether or not it really is an issue for users, would 
be revealed by the study itself.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Saturday, 6 September 2008 09:06:52 UTC

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