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Re: longdesc spec text

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 16:16:19 +0200
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Message-ID: <20110502161619262098.8c3f48cd@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Laura Carlson, Mon, 2 May 2011 06:41:13 -0500:
> Hi Benjamin and everyone,
> 
>>> I put your version of the spec into the spec text template [1], adding
>>> one additional paragraph derived from HTML 4. It is:
>>> 
>>> "Since an img element may be within the content of an a element, the
>>> user agent's mechanism in the user interface for accessing the
>>> "longdesc" resource of the former must be different than the mechanism
>>> for accessing the href resource of the latter."
>>> 
>>> This would make the logo and lightbox use cases possible. That do you
>>> think? Ideas to improve that paragraph?
>> 
>> My suggested text already says that UAs SHOULD provide access to the
>> long text alternative. I don't believe more normative text is necessary.
>> I do think that some advice about nesting would be useful, but I think
>> it's best reserved for the "Rendering" section.
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/rendering.html#links-forms-and-navigation
> 
> Okay. Thanks Ben.  I pulled that paragraph out of the spec text.
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-spec-text2.html
> It can go into the rendering section unless people think that isn't a 
> good idea.

Rendering issues should be part of the change proposal. No need to pull 
it out of spec text - just say where it should go.
-- 
Leif H Silli
Received on Monday, 2 May 2011 14:16:47 UTC

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