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New longdesc draft

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:26:01 -0400
To: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xheqxny6y3oazb@chaals.local>
Hi folks,

we have made a few updates to the editors' draft, and there is now a  
Friday 13th version (which will be the basis for a CfC on going to CR,  
coming shortly after this mail).

The specific version is  
and of course the latest editor's version is always at  

detailed changes are available from  
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-proposals/shortlog but the overview is

+ Improved markup used for informative sections for better screen reader  
+ Moved introductory text from "Use Cases" to "Introduction" and modified  
it to more clearly define the longdesc attribute.
+ Added more precise references to relevant sections of ATAG in the  
"Implementation" section.
+ Added text to clarify the use of longdesc in conjunction with other  
+ Added the "Image Search" and "Describing images" use case.
+ Improved examples in the "Identifying a well known image" use case
+ Clarified the scope of normative text in the "Conformance" section.
+ Hyperlinked "Use Case" references to their definitions and rearranged  
definitions in alphabetical order.
+ Removed "title" attribute from example.
+ Added Mark Sadecki as an editor.
+ Various changes to improve readability and consistency.

These include responses to the various comments and bugs that were raised  
on the Last Call draft.



Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
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