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Re: Conformance checking of @longdesc

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:56:23 +0200
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130401225623227811.f9bcc078@xn--mlform-iua.no>
From the editors’ response, it is evident that it was always intended 
that longdesc is a valid non-empty URL: 
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21436#c2


Leif H Silli

Leif Halvard Silli, Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:16:58 +0100:
> Michael[tm] Smith, Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:16:38 +0900:
> 
>> I also updated it to now recognize the longdesc attribute as
>> valid (including a check to ensure its value is a valid URL).
> 
> That the URL is valid, is one thing. But don't you, as validator 
> developers, agree that the URL should as well be *non-empty*? For the 
> img element’s @src attribute, the validator already checks that the URL 
> is a *non-empty* URL. This has now been captured as bug 21436: 
> "@longdesc should, like @src, be a valid *non-empty* URL".[1]
> 
> [1] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21436

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> leif halvard silli
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