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Conformance checking of @longdesc

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:16:58 +0100
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130330001658251255.a5f8bbdf@xn--mlform-iua.no>
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

leif halvard silli
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