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RE: [techs] d-link Test 9

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:07:34 -0600
To: "'Chris Ridpath'" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000218565514@spamarrest.com>

If we stick with the Baseline approach we have been discussing, I believe
D-Link would be a BRIDGE technique with LONGDESC being required.  

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Chris Ridpath
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 9:22 AM
Subject: [techs] d-link Test 9

In our recent straw poll, the group accepted the test for d-link:

test 9 - All IMG elements that have a LONGDESC attribute also have an
associated 'd-link'.

However there were several people that voted for killing it and most people
voted that it be "optional". I thought we should have some discussion on the
list as a result of the close decision.

The "d-link" was a temporary measure to support image long descriptions
until there was user agent support for the LONGDESC attribute. We know that
d-link will eventually be not required so the question is - when?

Is there yet enough user agent support for LONGDESC that we should not
require d-link? How do we judge when there is enough support for LONGDESC
that we can dump d-link. Is there something we can do to increase the
support of LONGDESC so d-link can be quickly removed?

Note that d-link is currently a level 1 requirement because it maps to
guideline 1.1, Level 1, Success Criteria 2. I believe that it should be a
level 2 or level 3 requirement.

Comments appreciated.

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