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Re: Moving longdesc forward

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 18:47:20 +0200
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110504184720192606.8fe50a28@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Wed, 4 May 2011 18:25:59 +0200:
> Really, it disappoints me very much if we cannot agree that @longesc 
> should point to HTML documents. Then we are promoting an unclear 

What Vlad said about ARIA is true about @longdesc too: [1]

"A technology that tires to fit everywhere ends up fitting nowhere."

Therefore we should restrain ourself from making it seem as if it fits 
equally well everywhere, for all things and for all formats.

[1] http://rebuildingtheweb.com/en/longdesc-replacement/#c20110421073246
Leif H Silli
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