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Re: example spec text for longdesc

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:41:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1103221537540.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Laura Carlson wrote:
> Ian, I would really appreciate your advice on that spec text too. What 
> is technically wrong with it?

Well, it reintroduces longdesc, a feature which is almost universally 
misused and will therefore do basically nothing but cause users pain, 
something which has been repeatedly explained. That's the main problem 
with it. I didn't examine it any closer since that's pretty much a fatal 
problem with the text as it is.

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