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Re: OBJECT does not allow a long description

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 11:59:37 +1000 (EST)
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980505115754.12569M-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
try the following markup

<OBJECT DATA="logo.gif" TYPE="image/gif" TITLE="XYZ Company logo">
  XYZ Company <A HREF="logo.html" TITLE="Logo description">logo 
description</A>
</OBJECT>

Charles McCathieNevile

On Mon, 4 May 1998, Liam Quinn wrote:

> Does anyone see a problem with OBJECT's lack of a LONGDESC attribute for
> long descriptions?  OBJECT can contain markup for a rich alternative to the
> embedded object, but there is no method of giving a richer description than
> the TITLE attribute can provide.
> 
> Consider, for example, a company logo, which I might mark up as follows if
> using OBJECT:
> 
> <OBJECT data="logo.gif" title="XYZ Company Logo">
>   XYZ Company
> </OBJECT>
> 
> A company logo could benefit from a long description, but that's not
> possible except by removing the seamless accessibility of the preceding
> example and placing the long description within the OBJECT element.  When
> we start mixing an object's description and replacement (as has long been
> done with IMG's ALT attribute), we make it difficult for user agents to
> render content without the seams from a visual Web becoming a distraction.
> 
> -- 
> Liam Quinn
> Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
> http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 4 May 1998 22:19:15 GMT

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