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Re: ALT - TITLE - LONGDESC?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 15:09:00 -0800
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.0.20010220150654.00ab4bd0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 01:33 PM 2/20/2001, Chuck Letourneau wrote:
>3) No current release of screen-reader (or Web page reader) exposes the 
>"longdesc" URL.

It should be noted that it would be relatively trivial to make a
proxy server which exposes longdesc appropriately for users who
need it.  So the fact that longdesc is not CURRENTLY widely
supported should not be a disincentive to doing this.

It's even easier to do this if you're serving up XHTML pages; just
run a simple XSLT to convert <img longdesc="url" .../> to
<img .../> [<a href="url">longer description</a>].

--Kynn



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