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Re: replaced the phrase "complex images" (technique 1.1.2)

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 15:03:14 -0500
Message-ID: <012201bf7e39$05eac1d0$b040968e@ic.utoronto.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
> <blockquote>
>...and a descriptive link...
> </blockquote>

I thought the D link was deprecated and we were not going to suggest using

> <blockquote>
>The amount of information in the image will determine how
>detailed the description should be.
> </blockquote>

I thought the LONGDESC description should describe the image in relation to
the document. It is not necessarily related to the image on its own.


----- Original Message -----
From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 1:12 PM
Subject: replaced the phrase "complex images" (technique 1.1.2)

> On the 14 February telecon we discussed how to decide when an image needs
> longdesc.  previously we said when an image was "complex."  in the call I
> read some excerpts from the National Braille Association's Tape Recording
> Manual.  We decided to incorporate those ideas to replace the phrase
> "complex image."
> This is my proposal:
> <blockquote>
> IMG element should have a valid LONGDESC attribute and a descriptive link
> if describing the image will add information not given in the text of the
> page. The amount of information in the image will determine how detailed
> the description should be.
> </blockquote>
> --wendy
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
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