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Re: Long descriptions in <OBJECT>

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 08:32:45 -0500
Message-Id: <199807301333.IAA21829@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
In response to Charles McCathieNevile,
I don't think OBJECT will ever be used much for the rendering of images,
since the IMG tag is backwards compatible with older browsers and most
authoring tools support only the IMG tag for images.  

I am curous why you are against using LONGDESC.

At 10:27 AM 7/30/98 +1000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>The PARAM method described by Daniel seems a good solution, since it 
>allows UAs to construct a pretty form of nested LONGDESCs for nested OBJECTs.
>Personally I favour the use of D-links as well. Using REL="dlink" would 
>provide the same capacity for UAs should they choose to take it up, 
>without leaving behind everyone else.
>I am against the use of LONGDESC on IMG - I think D-links should be used 
>instead. The real truth is that ONJECT should be used instead, as this 
>would provide an impetus for the UA makers to implement it properly. At 
>any rate, it seems more likely that OBJECT will be implemented than LONGDESC 
>(and TITLE) by the 'big 2', since both MSIE 4 and Netscape 4 offer some 
>kind of support for it already.
>Charles McCN
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