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Re: Is longdesc a good solution? (was: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:53:31 +0200
Message-ID: <48C4313B.90605@lachy.id.au>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> <video>: Would you propose the use of <object> instead of <video> when 
> HTML fallback for videos is wanted as well? (The current discussion 
> started with a proposal to add @longdesc to <video>.)

No, because <object> lacks the APIs that makes <video> useful, and 
because, as has already been explained countless times, any alternative 
content for video should be made available to everyone.  Neither 
longdesc nor <object> fallback successfully meets that condition.  The 
only reasonable solution is to include any alternative content or links 
to it elsewhere in the page, preferably nearby.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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