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Re: Proof of growth of acceptance/implementation - longdesc

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:37:11 +0200
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Message-ID: <20100922083711153334.d4d59e79@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Wed, 22 Sep 2010 07:14:07 +0100:
> On 22 Sep 2010, at 02:08, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> However, clearly, this demonstrates that the lack of validity and 
>> definition of @longdesc in HTML5 only serves to pollute @longdesc even 
>> more.
> How? Drew Wilson's misuse of "longdesc" is /premised/ on its validity 
> ("longdesc is a completely valid image attribute") and he is aware of 
> the correct definition ("is meant to contain a URL to a description 
> of the image"): he's just choosing to ignore it.
> http://www.addfullsize.com/  

-- snip ...

I don't see that you add anything new here. Instead you underline 
everything I said. Even your conclusion that he needs the data- 
attribute, has already been said by me. Still we see things differently 

Drew uses the word 'valid' in a really remarkable way ... He only mean 
to say that the attribute 'exists'. 

The 'how' relates to the Longdesc Lottery article: the crown argument 
there - as I read it at least - is all the bad data, the wrong use of 
@longdesc. A plug-in that only contribute to that wrong use of course 
serve to pollute @longdesc even more. What we, the @longdesc supports 
as well as the HTMLwg is looking for, is correct use.

I don't think you can add new data on Drew's misuse, so I won't give it 
anymore comments.
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:38:22 UTC

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