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Re: Query from APA WG on longdesc usage

From: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:12:04 +0530
Message-ID: <643C728B0D544AA8885C18EEF02367C2@DESKTOPG923ARA>
To: "W3C Publishing Steering Committee" <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, "Ralph Swick" <swick@w3.org>

DAISY Consortium stopped recommending longdesc when it started moving 
towards deprecation.
For last two years we are recommending new accessibility features like HTML 
summary/details and aria-details. (George already posted the extended 
descriptions test book that we have prepared)
HTML summary/details is one of the good alternatives, the caveat was that it 
is not supported well by Edge and internet explorer. But now when Edge is 
going on Chrome route, we think that it will be supported in Edge also.

With regards

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ralph Swick
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 23:56
To: W3C Publishing Steering Committee
Subject: Query from APA WG on longdesc usage

In what Publishing forum is Janina Sajka's query about current usage of
longdesc in Publishing best addressed?

On 2019-08-12 12:21 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Hi, Judy:
> APA has become aware that there is a proposal afoot to obsolete
> longdesc. We would likely not oppose that unless there is still use of
> longdesc, perhaps in legacy education publications still actively in
> distribution.
> If there is still such use, or if Details/Summary and/or Annotations use
> isn't sufficiently mature to completely replace longdesc, we need to
> know that from our Publishing people.
> It seemed this would be a useful agendum for our upcoming CC call.
> Best,
> Janina
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