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Re: Long desc for SMIL spec

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 17:12:23 +0200
Message-Id: <199804081512.RAA01811@www47.inria.fr>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

 
> WC::
> For people using browsers that expose the DOM, this strategy is very elegant.
> For people using browsers that do not expose the DOM, this strategy will
> not solve  the above problem.

DD::

A browser that exposes DOM or a browser that can understand this PRE
class trick.

> It's an interim thing.

DD::

OK, so let's have two recommendations:

 for inline graphics done using plain text (using PRE for example), 
   - [Interim] make sure you announce the beginning and the end of
   graphic portion using a text "marker" understandable by the user
   reading the page, so that she or he can skip this portion.
   - [New] use PRE and class=graphics
 In both cases, include a long description link for the graphic.

One way to do the interim job while keeping the original look is to
use CSS display=none on some marked SPAN:

<SPAN class=ascii-art-marker>Ascii-art (ending with Figure caption)</SPAN>
<PRE class=graphic>  
   audio
|----------|
   video
|----....------|
</PRE>
<P>Figure 6.1: Effect of a delay on playout schedule for different settings
       of the sync attribute. <A HREF=long class=d-link>D</A> 
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 1998 11:12:30 GMT

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