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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:45:31 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910282345o3bdfcdaapb9e92e6712e4096a@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:33 PM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>
>> My argument is that it doesn't add any value to any market segment.
>> @aria-describedby already provides the functionality that @longdesc
>> does.
>
> Jonas, I'm sorry but that is patently false. Leif and I have offered
> samples, explanations and real world scenarios that disprove this mistaken
> belief, and continuing to cling to it simply shows intransigence on your
> part. They are similar in many ways, and different in many other ways. A
> shoe is not a boot, and a boot is not a shoe - yet both are foot-ware.

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. So far I have not seen an
argument why the two are different enough to warrant keeping both.

>> > Two examples:
>> >
>> > 1) <html><head><title>Test</title></head><body><img
>> > aria-describedby="1"><a href="1.html"
>> id="1">description</a></body></html>
>> >
>> > 2) <html><head><title>Test</title></head><body><img
>> > longdesc="1.htm"></body></html>
>> >
>>
>> I'll ignore the false math here. (Or show me a real-world document
>> that would save 35% in size by using @longdesc over @aria-describedby)
>
>
> 82/125 = 65/100% difference = 35%.  And every byte counts(TM)...
> (the examples above 'could' be a real world examples. Copy, paste, save,
> compare)

I guess we'll also have to agree to disagree what "real-world" is ;)

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 29 October 2009 06:46:30 GMT

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