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Re: @longdesc and @cite in Firefox

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:19:45 +0200
To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Cc: alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>, wai-xtech <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120420181945813812.cdf74483@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Hi Joseph,

Joseph Scheuhammer, Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:59:19 -0400:

>> is it possible to test Firefox' longdesc implementation somewhere,
>> somehow? I mean, not via some a11y inspector but in a 'real' way?
  [ snip ]
> To satisfy my own curiosity, I used the Linux a11y inspector, 
> Accerciser.  For an <img> with a @longdesc, Accerciser shows a 
> "showLongDesc" action and provides a "Perform Action" button.  
> Clicking that button causes FF to open the page referenced by the url 
> in a new tab.  That implies that *if* an AT invoked this a11y action, 
> the result would be the same.

Cool! But as you know, there are some longdesc plug-ins for Firefox. I 
wonder if a plug-in could be made that did the same thing that you did 
in that experiment.

> I also looked into what Orca does in this case, including a brief 
> discussion with some of the developers.  Orca ignores the action, or 
> perhaps more accurately, didn't even know it was available.

Good to hear they know are aware ...
Leif H Silli
Received on Friday, 20 April 2012 16:20:20 UTC

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