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Re: Longdesc attribute for images

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:41:38 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.53.0306191341250.4955@mail.veldt.ca>

> WCAG 1.0 said in 1999 that this attribute is a priority1.

...for images that require it, which are few.

> On my own experience, no graphical browser accept the longdesc attribute
> for im g or frames.  Lynx doesn't accept it too.

I assume you mean "Explorer does not accept" when you say "no graphical
browser accept." Netscape 7/Mozilla and iCab do.

<http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=229>

> Is WAI recommandation is still to use this longdesc attribute or no ?
> If yes how can we justify this utilisation ?

It's still useful. The fact that Microsoft Internet Explorer does not
support it is unpleasant but not decisive.

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