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Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-30 longdesc

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:06:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4C699A5F.8090506@gmx.de>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 11.08.2010 15:16, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Here is the decision. It has been drafted in HTML format to aid
> readability.
>
> The chairs made an effort to explicitly address all arguments presented
> in the Change Proposals on this topic in addition to arguments posted as
> objections in the poll.
>
> - Sam Ruby

Thanks to Kyle Weems for <http://www.cssquirrel.com/comic/?comic=72>.

Turns out that this passage from the WG decision:

> Implementation
>
> It was stated that the longdesc feature was implemented multiple times successfully. Cited were Opera, Firefox (which apparently subsequently removed this feature), Dreamweaver, and XStandard. Newer versions of IE may produce a tooltip based on this information under certain circumstances. No criteria was provided for the adjective "successfully".

...should have mentioned that Firefox' "View Image Info" *does* display 
the longdesc link (as plain text, though).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 16 August 2010 20:07:38 GMT

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