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Re: Adaptive Image Element Proposal

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 14:51:39 +0200
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>, Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>, Peter Winnberg <peter.winnberg@gmail.com>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120906145139642491.a8872967@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Laura Carlson, Thu, 6 Sep 2012 06:40:23 -0500:
> Hi Leif,
> 
>> Both ideas - <pictcaption> and <desc> - have the problem that until
>> support is ready, it is hard to avoid that users receive both the short
>> and the long alternative text.
> 
> Yes. alt and and longdesc  are native HTML attributes that could work
> just fine for <picture>. No need to reinvent the wheel or add needless
> complexity.

Needless complexity: The complexity is related to lack of support for 
<picture> (and its required components - <desc>, <pictcaption>, 
<whatever>). When support is ready, then it should be simple to use 
<picture>. Even @longdesc is very complex if you want to implement 
support for it in AT which do not support it already: If you want to 
hide the long description inside <picture> and link to it via 
@longdesc, then we get the same problem of 'how to hide the 
description'. Yeah, the hiding problem (to avoid duplication) would 
arise even for ATs that support @longdesc.
-- 
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Thursday, 6 September 2012 12:52:20 GMT

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