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Re: ISSUE-30 counter-proposal

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:43:37 +0000
Message-ID: <4B7A92F9.90700@cfit.ie>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> Here's a counter-proposal for ISSUE-30:
> 
> == Summary ==
> 
> The longdesc="" attribute does not improve accessibility in practice and 
> should not be included in the language.

> * Users that try to use longdesc="" find it doesn't work ("Who uses this 
> kind of thing? In my experience [...] it just didn't work. There was no 
> description.") [http://www.cfit.ie/html5_video/Longdesc_IDC.wmv].

Ian, the above hypothesis is not entirely supported by the video footage
from the CFIT website. [1]

The test participant (after making the above statement) does then go
onto acknowledge that certain people /would/ find it useful if trying to
understand the layout of the periodic table for example. So there is
more to this footage than the above quote implies.
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:44:17 UTC

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