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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Kyle Weems <Kyle@mindfly.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:34:48 -0700
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DAF78541037426438145F545129F994ABEB6A7BB58@ROON.mindfly.net>
Leif Halvard Silli Said:
>Actually,  in order to 100% imitate the normal @longdesc behavior, 
>then it seems that the anchor element in that example should also 
>have had target="_blank".
>That is the behavior with Internet Explorer, AFAIK. It is also the 
>behavior in iCab. And now I also tested it in Opera (though Opera 
>opens the page in Tab - but thanks to Opera's way of remembering 
>Tab opening order, once you close the page, you will be back at 
>the original image.
>Just to underline that @longdesc is different from describedby.

Thanks for that note! I'm definitely trying to make it as easy as possible for browsers to serve the transcripts to the visually-impaired without impacting the design for the sighted, but I admit I have no firsthand experience in how either attribute works in a given browser.

Kyle Weems
Received on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:43:25 UTC

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