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

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 14:49:29 -0400
To: "'Philip TAYLOR \(Ret'd\)'" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, "'David Poehlman'" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <lhs@malform.no>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "'Matt Morgan-May'" <mattmay@adobe.com>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <151101c912ac$ca4675e0$5ed361a0$@com>

Not necessarily. The <object> fallback content is often used as "You need to
get the plugin" type of content, which is not a replacement for the content
itself.

J.Ja

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 2:08 PM
> To: David Poehlman
> Cc: Leif Halvard Silli; Henri Sivonen; Matt Morgan-May; HTML WG; W3C
> WAI-XTECH
> Subject: Re: Is longdesc a good solution? (was: Acessibility of <audio>
> and <video>)
> 
> 
> Isn't "long replacement" exactly what
> fallback content is in <object> ?
> 
> ** Phil.
> --------
> David Poehlman wrote:
> > I was trying to say that @longdesc should contain an indepth
> description and
> > not be used as replacement.  We don't have anything for long
> replacement
> > that I know of.
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