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Re: Is longdesc a good solution?

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:33:01 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80809060433g65fba923o59917ae2e4c66a1b@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>

sorry got mangled the first time around.

david 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."

 sounds like a fairly reasonable assumption to me

regards
stevef


On 06/09/2008, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>  "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/
>  >
>
>
>
> --
>  with regards
>
>  Steve Faulkner
>  Technical Director - TPG Europe
>  Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
>
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Steve Faulkner
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