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Re: User Testing footage of header/id combinations, @summary and @longdesc for HTML5 WG

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 04:29:37 +0200
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To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

At 23:22 +0200 UTC, on 2007-09-14, Olivier GENDRIN wrote:

> On 9/14/07, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com> wrote:


>> What Thomas says is that nobody used the longdesc on his site.
> No. He says that the pages that where targets of londesc attribute on
> his site are *never* visited. He points out thet fact that no UA allow
> the user to know about longdesc ou to follow a longdesc URI...

Yeah, I had the same thought: if UAs do not expose @longdesc it's hardly
surprising that users ignore @longdesc. If UAs wouldn't support <img>, logs
would 'prove' that users aren't interested in <img>.

And even though Jaws is in theory one of the few tools that exposes
@longdesc, it apparently for a long time contained an @longdesc crash bug. So
perhaps Jaws users avoid activating @longdesc...

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Saturday, 15 September 2007 02:34:16 UTC

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