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Re: ISSUE-4 (html-versioning) (vs. ISSUE-30 longdesc)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 18:18:04 -0800
Cc: 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <EB262B31-C8F6-49C7-9AC4-9D83BCF359B6@apple.com>
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>

On Feb 27, 2010, at 6:07 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

>
> The actual tests for conformance evaluation include
> testing for whether  longdesc is there:
>
> Test 1.1_HTML_04
> This test is targeted to analyse long descriptions
> of media elements.
> * Applicability criteria: all long descriptions
>   of images and media elements.
>  //img/@longdesc
>  //object//a/@href
> * Test procedure:
>   1. Check that the long description referenced
>      by the longdesc or href attribute is available.
>   2. Check that it appropriately describes the element.
> * Expected results: FAIL if #1 or #2 is false.

I think you're misstating what this test says. It says that *if*  
longdesc is present on an element, *then* the document it points to  
must be available, and must appropriately describe the element. It  
does not say longdesc is required to be present in the first place.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:18:37 UTC

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