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Re: About longdesc and table summary (attribute) in HTML5

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:56:11 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTimX3t3sRptFFKfgqiSy9kPK9_WjzUQj6kKsLT7o@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Hi Ian,

> nobody wants us to resume this flamewar.

On that we can agree.

The issue is beyond that.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Aug/0027.html

Best Regards,
Laura

-- 
Laura L. Carlson

On 11/16/10, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>
> -public-html-a11y, since nobody wants us to resume this flamewar.
>
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Laura Carlson wrote:
>> On 11/15/10, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> >
>> > When a tool is consistently misused, one can blame the user, but at
>> > the end of the day one must also consider how to fix the tool.
>>
>> The problem is that the tool wasn't fixed. It was thrown away.
>
> The tool is HTML.
>
> Viewing longdesc="" as the tool is exactly the problem I described. You
> need to look at the accessibility of the platform as a whole.
>
>
>> Obsolescing longdesc will cause confusion and result in mixed messages
>> between existing Guidelines, Laws, Policy, and Standards and HTML5.
>
> Obsolescing longdesc will improve accessibility. And that's what matters.
>
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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 09:59:27 UTC

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