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RE: LONGDESC - an example

From: Hy Cohen <hy@miplet.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 17:44:19 -0700
To: "'John Foliot - bytown internet'" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <063d01c27708$adf42ea0$4faff5d1@hh2tg01>


I just tried your pie chart test using my screen reader (Window-Eyes 4.2
Pro) and Internet Explorer 6.0 and LONGDESC doesn't work; however, the
"d link" works great!  


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of John Foliot - bytown internet
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 4:38 PM
To: Aaron Smith; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: LONGDESC - an example


If you have either Netscape 6.2 + or Mozilla 1.0 + installed on your
system use either to visit the following:

Place your cursor over the larger image, right click and select
Properties. The Display Box will show the various properties of the
image, including whether or not there is a Description (this time, of
course, there is...). Click on that link to see the Longdesc file.

While it's a strange implementation, it *is* useful when showing the
uninitiated the *how* and *why* of longdesc, which is why I created the
above page.  Currently IBM HPR and the latest JAWS release support
Longdesc by announcing the presence of the link, not sure about other
adaptive technologies (pwWebspeak used to acknowledge the longdesc, but
I could never figure out how to actually access the file...).  See my
spin on the "D Link" as well... (same page).

Good Luck.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Aaron Smith
> Sent: October 18, 2002 3:42 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: LONGDESC
> I find myself suddenly confused about the LONGDESC attribute. 
> According to http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag-curric/sam3-0.htm, the 
> LONGDESC attribute resides in an image tag such as the following:
> <IMG SRC="graph1.gif" LONGDESC="graph1.htm" ALT="3-d sales chart.">
> But when is access to graph1.htm presented to the user? Is this IMG 
> supposed to be a link to graph1.htm? Is the UA supposed to render a D 
> link to the LONGDESC URI immediately following the IMG object? Is an
> AT supposed
> to simply announce the URI? I assume that the average user isn't
> to view the source, copy the URI. and paste it into the address edit
> just to find the LONGDESC text, right?
> Can someone educate me?
> Thanks,
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