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RE: [techs] Summary of techniques teleconference 22 September 2004

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:34:36 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A033182A6@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gez Lemon" <gl@juicystudio.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Gez lemon wrote:
I use the longdesc attribute to associate a block of text with an image:

<img src="..." alt="..." longdesc="#imgdesc">
<p id="imgdesc">
Description of image here ...

This is a very elegant solution. But I just tried it in JAWS 5.10 and IE
6 (I know, I know...) and it didn't work: instead of actually  looking
for the description on the page, JAWS opened a new window and then
claimed it couldn't find the file.  

JAWS default behavior with longdesc is as follows: It reads the alt
attribute, then says "Press enter for long description." Pressing enter
then opens a new window which displays the file specified in the
longdesc attribute. Evidently this behavior is hardwired, and JAWS
doesn't know what to do when the longdesc attribute points to an element
on the current page.

Does anyone know if Window-Eyes, HAL, or Home Page Reader can handle
Gez/ solution properly? Or emacspeak, or gnopernicus... Or for that
matter Mozilla or Opera?

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