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Re: @longdesc and @cite in Firefox

From: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:43:53 -0400
Message-ID: <4F91A059.2000108@alum.mit.edu>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>, wai-xtech <wai-xtech@w3.org>
On 12-04-20 12:19 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> ...
>> 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 ...

Part of the problem is that browsers do not expose @longdesc in a11y 
APIs in the same way.  It's not interoperable, or so I've heard.  It's 
not surprising, then, that ATs don't necessarily invest in it.


'A: After all, it isn't rocket science.'
'K: Right. It's merely computer science.'
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