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Re: Is longdesc a good solution?

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:31:11 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80809060431p65403b3fs8f644902d2b0d770@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>

 "I see one problem with this that has already been mentioned. That is since
description is."

sounds like a fairly reasonable assumption to me

regards
stevef

On 06/09/2008, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
> > david poehlmann wrote:
> >
> > > 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.
> > >
> >
> > This does not appear to be speculation, it appears to be the
> > experience of one potential consumer of longdesc.
> >
>
>  Sure, that statement of his is a is information about personal experience.
> But the statement you didn't quote is nothing but speculation:
>
>  "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."
>
>  --
>  Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
>  http://lachy.id.au/
>  http://www.opera.com/
>


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Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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