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Re: Clarification of rational for deprecation of @longdesc and @summary

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:17:40 +0000
Message-ID: <47B9D9D4.3030001@cfit.ie>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org

Hi Rich,

> The author can set the display properties to none using CSS. We can leave
> it up to the author to decide. An assistive technology can have access to
> the description text (what the describedby attributed references) through
> the platform accessibility apis (like IAccessible2).
> You could use script to hide and show the content. This is an authoring
> technique.

Yes, thanks for those comments. You are off course right.


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