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Re: ISSUE-107 Change Proposal

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:54:09 +0200
Message-ID: <4BCF0381.5000703@lachy.id.au>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, 'Julian Reschke' <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
On 2010-04-14 20:46, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2010, at 11:14 AM, John Foliot wrote:
>> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>> Including the advice to obtain the plugin in
>>> addition to that would be acceptable, but consider how useless such
>>> advice would be on its own, on most devices other than desktop
>>> computers, like mobile phones, set top boxes, TVs, etc.
>> +1 to Lachlan here.
> Would either of you like to write an alternate proposal with content
> along these lines?

Something along these lines would be better.

<object type="application/vnd.o3d.auto">
     <param name="o3d_features" value="FloatingPointTextures">

     <img src="static-3d.png" alt="3D model demonstration.">
     <p>For an enhanced experience, we recommend that you install
        the <a href="/get-plugin">O3D plugin</a>.

This provides an image so at least those who don't have and can't 
install the plugin can get an idea of what it would look like.  The link 
to the plugin is still provided, as it would still be useful to those 
capable of installing it, but offering it as a way to enhance the 
experience is much more friendly than saying users must install it.

I realise the alt text isn't the most useful, but without any other 
context or knowledge of what the 3D scene does, or what it's for, coming 
up with optimal alt text is difficult.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 13:55:08 UTC

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