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Re: Long descriptions in <OBJECT>

From: Nir Dagan <nir.dagan@econ.upf.es>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 01:23:17 GMT
Message-Id: <199807301628.SAA28690@darwin.upf.es>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I agree that PARAM is the best way to 
mark longdesc in OBJECT.

The philosiphy of the PARAM element is to 
be able to include attributes to OBJECT. 

However since new object types 
may require different attributes, by using PARAM
rather than attributes to OBJECT one wouldn't 
need to change the HTML specs whenever a new 
object type is born.

Althogh longdesc may be considered 
generic, and not object-type dependent
the absence of longdesc as an attribute 
justifies using the PARAM mechanism.

Being somewhat pedantic, concerning an 
example previously on this mailing list, 
PARAM elements must come before 
any other content of the OBJECT.


Nir Dagan                            
Assistant Professor of Economics      
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona (Spain)

email: dagan@upf.es
Website: http://www.econ.upf.es/%7Edagan/
Received on Thursday, 30 July 1998 12:19:58 UTC

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