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Re: Expanding longdesc use

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:45:47 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpve+XGau_3cOBE_rjEYiBYdhtCnXD0Bj89z1oZU4DuwYKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Hi Janina,

> Put it differently, is there any reason why expanding the applicability
> of the longdesc attribute needs be done at the same time as the
> reconsideration of the decision that has kept it out of HTML 5?

This is THE question. To me the two step process that you described
below is the most logical and efficient.

> 1.)     Put longdesc back in the spec where it belongs
> 2.)     Consider what else it may apply to.

This is why the scope has been limited.

Delay has done longdesc much harm.

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:46:16 UTC

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