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Re: D-link and LONGDESC (GL type stuff)

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 12:13:32 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980425121332.009f92a0@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 02:27 PM 25/04/98 +1000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>For a browser like Lynx, my suggestion 
>is to add a 'D-link' link after any object which has a LONGDESC - 
>provides consistency with D-linked sites currently in use. As Kynn 
>pointed out, the difficulty in the case is that many images are links 
>already. A visual solution will a) not solve the problem for unsighted 
>users and b) put designers offside. Neither of these are likely to be a 
>problem for browsers like Lynx which are not used by most designers 
>except as a testbed for accessibility requirements.

But Lynx is still used by people, and I wouldn't want people to see a page
spattered with these strange "D-link" things unless they wanted it that
way.  Lynx should, by default, hide D-links unless the user explicitly
requests them (with some command key).  When shown, the D-links could
probably just be "[D]" to minimize the visual disruption.

--
Liam Quinn
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
Received on Saturday, 25 April 1998 12:13:48 GMT

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