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Re: Conformance checking of @longdesc

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:44:27 +0900
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130414134425.GD95469@sideshowbarker>
I see that Chaals has since updated the spec to actually state the
requirement that the value of longdesc be non-empty. So I've also made that
change in the validator sources, and pushed the change to the validator.

Thanks for the heads-up,

  --Mike

Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@målform.no>, 2013-04-01 22:56 +0200:

> 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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