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Re: Longdesc attribute for images

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:48:11 +0200
Cc: "tina@greytower.net" <tina@greytower.net>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: yoan.simonian@snv.jussieu.fr
Message-Id: <805549E4-A193-11D7-AE63-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

IE exposes it through an API - so screen readers can make it avialable.

iCab provides an option in the context menu to open the description. 
Amaya provides the URI in the attributes menu.

Charles

On Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003, at 16:16 Europe/Zurich, yoan SIMONIAN wrote:

>
> 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
>
>
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Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
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Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2003 09:49:07 GMT

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