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rel="longdesc" (was: providing a long description using the summary and details elements.)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:01:42 +0200
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: 'Steven Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, 'HTMLWG WG' <public-html@w3.org>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Message-ID: <20100825200142793866.be0be8e7@xn--mlform-iua.no>
John Foliot, Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:30:29 -0700 (PDT):
> Steven Faulkner wrote:

> James Craig (@cookiecrook) via twitter indirectly suggested that link[rel]
> might play a role here: while we currently do not have a defined link type
> of {rel="longdesc"}, I believe Leif already alluded to something along
> those lines earlier (??). Then we could have a 'second category' <details>
> element that is further defined with the rel attribute: <details
> rel="longdesc">. Or am I off in the weeds?

Bug 10434 now tracks the proposal to establish rel="longdesc". [1]  
Since the link registry needs that link types are documented in a spec, 
I figured that the right way forward is to put rel="longdesc" into the 
spec before trying to register it.

Also added rel="longdesc" to the WhatWG wiki. [2] 

Found out that the first to propose rel="longdesc" was Eric Eggert, on 
25th of June 2007. [3]. Maciej was quick to endorse. [4]

[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10434
[2] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/RelExtensions
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/0738
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/0798
leif halvard silli
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