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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 08:40:51 +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: <20100922084051489104.3f29df10@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Wed, 22 Sep 2010 07:33:27 +0100:

> Oh okay, in fairness he's engaging in rules lawyering about it:
> "HTML4 says fullsize should link to a descrip. A larger image is 
> conceptually the same. it's a compromise. I wont be changing it, i'll 
> just release version 2 :)"
> http://www.twitlonger.com/show/65877u
> I'm not sure the spec can easily protect itself against this sort of 
> hostile misreading though (it's fairly clear in HTML4 that "longdesc" 
> is for /text/ alternatives), and it does sound like he's saying the 
> next iteration will use "data-*".

Additional point: If HTML5 - already - been defining @longdesc, then he 
could not so easily have gotten away with that. At least, that's my 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:41:55 UTC

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