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Re: Split Issue 30?

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:53:56 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvfe_Hoo+v08k1cqFWx-Qr=zvhtUh_NXdj0uF38oShMxHA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, public-html@w3.org
Hi Charles,

Silvia wrote:

> The @longdesc is only deprecated,

Jonas' proposal is misleading. It is titled "Keep the longdesc
attribute for the img element deprecated". However, it does not
deprecate longdesc. It obsoletes it entirely. The concept "deprecate"
does not exist in HTML5.

According to the HTML5 specification obsolete features must not be
used by authors [1]. Obsolete features trigger errors. An error for a
proper longdesc is simply wrong. People should not be reprimanded for
doing the right thing. On the contrary, they should be applauded.

Best Regards,

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/obsolete.html#non-conforming-features
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 13 February 2012 12:54:28 UTC

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