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RE: Re: Longdesc attribute for images

From: Lauke PH <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 14:42:49 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B978764E@misnts6.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: <yoan.simonian@snv.jussieu.fr>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I long for the days when CSS2 is fully supported in all
browsers...

img[longdesc]:after {
	content: " [Description: "attr(longdesc)"]";
}

ok...still not clickable...but an initial step in terms
of exposing it a tad more...

Patrick
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: yoan SIMONIAN [mailto:yoan.simonian@snv.jussieu.fr]
> Sent: 18 June 2003 15:16
> To: tina@greytower.net
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Re: Longdesc attribute for images
> 
> 
> 
> 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.
> >
> >-- 
> > -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
> >   tina@greytower.net                http://www.greytower.net/
> >   [+46] 0708 557 905
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2003 09:43:56 GMT

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