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

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 06:51:47 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20040923135147.88697.qmail@web41529.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hello John /  Gez,
Gez asked
Does it still give the same results if the longdesc attribute was
marked up with the page name, along with the document fragment identifier?
Nope. Even WinEyes does not recognize longdesc on same page. Both JAWS and WinEyes do nothing even if you give full path of longdesc  that links to same page.
Actually, I wonder why one should give detailed description of the img  on the same page.  It is text equivalent info meant for those who cannot see the image. So it will clutter up the page  if it is on the same page and might be a usability issue for sighted users unless of course the longdesc contains some explanation of the image etc. which serves all users. Then why use longdesc... just link to it. 
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer, Deque Systems www.deque.com
703-225-0380 ext 105
Sighted users  longdesc

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