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Re: Notice of impending Formal Objection to Issue 30 Decision (@longdesc)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 02:31:07 +0200
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100813023107810239.de451b22@xn--mlform-iua.no>
David Singer, Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:22:41 -0700:
> On Aug 12, 2010, at 10:10 , Sam Ruby wrote:
>> In the short term, a better use of those energies would be towards 
>> identifying new information (I hear that there is some from Oracle?) 
>> or on a Formal Objection.
> I have to wonder whether our energies would not be better spent, not 
> in attempting to maintain the historical status of longdesc, but in 
> providing mechanisms that actually materially improve accessibility 
> for those that need it (given that we all seem to recognize that 
> longdesc has almost no useful adoption and use)?
> But maybe this is just me as an engineer thinking :-(

As soon as HTML5 conformance checkers start to conformance check the 
longdesc attribute, it isn't historical anymore.
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 13 August 2010 00:31:40 UTC

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