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Re: Is longdesc a good solution?

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 10:13:08 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80809060213j5ca9d5av5198229c8b77b160@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Lachlan wrote:

> 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.

As i understand it david is one of the 'users' you talk about, so his
views are useful, and there are at least a few other potential
consumers of longdesc in the HTML WG, listening to them may be a good
place to start on such things.

--
stevef



2008/9/6 Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>:
>
> 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
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/
>
>



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Steve Faulkner
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