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Re: Specifying longdesc to make it more useful, robust, and encourage better user agent implementation

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:12:40 +0000
Message-ID: <4D89E3B8.5070509@cfit.ie>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, html4all <list@html4all.org>, w3c-wai-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Hi Laura,
> Could you live with
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-spec-text.html
> or
> http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/img-longdesc.html
> or some combination of those two?

I really like the second example, as an implementation of @longdesc.
Thanks to Stefan for his feedback and for pinging Steve about some
editorial changes.

However, as a baseline (sic) I think we have more to gain from @longdesc
being in the spec, than not.

Cheers

Josh
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