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Re: longdesc - beside the box

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:29:03 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTinYAn9e40kNiT6Jxm2H2B1QerBMMQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
I don't agree with the 'no forced visual encumberence' requirement it is
part of what got us into a pickle with longdesc.

 Showing a indicator next to or inline with the image when the image either
recieves focus or moused over is not a 'forced visual encumberence'.


On 26 April 2011 10:16, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:57 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
> <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> > iCab does show a "default visual encumbrance" for images with @longdesc.
> The user has to take a special action (hovering over the image) to display
> the
> encumbrance (a cursor change), so it's not "default".
> If we accepted iCab's behavior as a "default visual encumbrance", we'd need
> to reject all Laura's examples of long descriptions with "No Forced Visual
> Encumbrance or Default Visual Indicator".
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld.html#noclutter
> All discoverable metadata can be made visible. The actions required to do
> this
> range from trivial (hovering) to hard (writing a custom scraper). But
> don't confuse
> "easily discoverable metadata" with visible data.
> --
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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