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Re: Re: Longdesc attribute for images

From: yoan SIMONIAN <yoan.simonian@snv.jussieu.fr>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:16:17 +0100
Message-Id: <200306181316.h5IDGZM3089181@drum.snv.jussieu.fr>
To: "tina@greytower.net" <tina@greytower.net>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I make a little test of source code :

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html lang="fr">
<head>
<title>Test attribut longdesc</title>
</head>
<body>
<img src="tut.jpg" londesc="tutu.htm" alt="test londesc"> 
</body>

</html>

i look a the page on IE, Opera, Netscape and phoenix and i don't find how to go to the tutu.htm page.

yoan


>On 18 Jun, yoan SIMONIAN wrote:
>
>> I have a question about the longdesc attribute.
>> WCAG 1.0 said in 1999 that this attribute is a priority1.
>
>  I believe that what you are referring to is checkpoint 1.1, which
>  states that all graphical elements should have a text equivalent.
>
>  This has several meanings. One is that a lengthy description of an
>  image could be given at a separate URI, specified by the longdesc.
>  Using it, as I read the spec, is depending on context.
>
>
>> It said too that a "d-link" is a solution.
>
>  I've heard alot about "d-link". I'm even using D-Link - it's a
>  manufacturer of hardware. I've never EVER seen "d-link" specified in
>  either WCAG, HTML, or an RFC - and never on a website.
>
>  May I take this opportunity to ask if someone could point me to the
>  specification of "d-link"s ?
>
>
>
>> On my own experience, no graphical browser accept the longdesc attribute for img or frames.  Lynx doesn't accept it too.
>
>  All Gecko-based browsers support it. I use it myself, and has found it
>  very nice indeed, even if the Mozilla crowd could include a
>  *clickable* link instead of just making it available.
>
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> -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
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Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2003 09:16:46 GMT

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