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Re: SVG Accessibility (was: Call for Review: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) Last Call)

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:35:41 -0700
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, 'Charles McCathie Nevile' <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, 'Jeanne Spellman' <jeanne@w3.org>, 'Jan Richards' <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
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To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

On Aug 15, 2013, at 12:24 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks–
> 
> (Splitting into a separate thread on SVG accessibility and the suitability of @longdesc with SVG.)
> 
> On 8/15/13 1:07 PM, John Foliot wrote:
>> James Craig wrote:
>>>>>>> 3. @longdesc is inappropriate for SVG graphics. Make the SVG DOM
>>> accessible instead.
> 
> This may be a misleading statement. We have to look at different scenarios to assess its truth value.
> 
> If an SVG is referenced from an <img> element […] its DOM is not available,

That's not true. Rendering engines load the DOM in order to display it, so rendering engines can (and WebKit does) make that DOM accessible whether it's inline SVG or referenced from an IMG element.
Received on Thursday, 15 August 2013 21:36:09 UTC

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