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Re: Moving longdesc forward

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 08:41:30 -0500
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "HTML Accessibility Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html-a11y-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA482BDA1.FD04DFE2-ON86257885.004AA79D-86257885.004B35FC@us.ibm.com>

This is far better than what is specified for longdesc today (HTML 4). I
would add text that when the long description dialog is closed that the
user agent return the user's point of regard to the element within the
document where the user left off.

I can see this having mainstream value add implications. Examples:

- informational kiosk
- online encyclopedia

Finally, "are expected" is not particularly normative text. Should this be

Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group

From:	"Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
To:	"HTML Accessibility Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>,
            "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date:	05/03/2011 07:48 AM
Subject:	Re: Moving longdesc forward
Sent by:	public-html-a11y-request@w3.org

On Tue, 03 May 2011 14:26:33 +0200, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Last weekend I worked on User Agent rendering longdesc spec text based
> on text Benjamin supplied. That draft is at:
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering.html
> Does anyone have suggestions to improve it? Ideas for improving
> verbiage, images, or the longdescs on the images themselves are all
> welcome. Chaals, the first example is based on tellmemore. Is it okay?

Looks good to me. I suggest you add references to the various ideas and
where they come from in reality (in part ot give credit, in part to point
out that this is genuinely available now and people should *try* it, in
part because most of those places have more pointers to more ideas...)


Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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