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Re: img::longdesc: must it be a separate page?

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 08:49:42 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105060605493f13a960@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Clearly I should have read the spec again. I had a misunderstanding
(well a lack of understanding because I had not refreshed myself on
that attribute). longdesc isn't a datastore, it's a hyperlink.

Orion Adrian

On 6/6/05, David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 08:39:32AM -0400, Orion Adrian wrote:
> > Would it be alright to have an element in the page that had a style
> > that was display: none but otherwise there?
> If the user can't read it, then it isn't very accessible is it?
> (Noting that long descriptions of images are useful to perfectly
> sighted users who have images off but CSS on, and for users who have
> trouble making out the details of the image but can turn their font
> size up a lot to make out text, and that plenty of people with vision
> related handicaps use screen readers (rather then true aural browsers)
> which don't read text which isn't displayed), and etc etc etc).
> --
> David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Monday, 6 June 2005 12:49:43 UTC

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