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RE: [techs] d-link Test 9

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 08:05:37 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B751D07@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

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

I agre.

This is especially important since using *both* longdesc *and* a d-link
would create a very annoying redudndancy for people using screen
redaers-- just the sort of thing we're trying to discourage elsewhere.


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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'. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test9.html

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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