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Re: Split Issue 30?

From: David MacDonald <David100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:25:34 -0500
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CC: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
I agree with aura on this... these webmasters went the extra mile to  
make their content accessible, and conforming to great financial  
expense and effort... they should not be punished, by having to rip  
out their code and start all over again. They should be applauded.

David MacDonald

On 13-Feb-12, at 7:53 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:

> Hi Charles,
> Silvia wrote:
>> The @longdesc is only deprecated,
> Jonas' proposal is misleading. It is titled "Keep the longdesc
> attribute for the img element deprecated". However, it does not
> deprecate longdesc. It obsoletes it entirely. The concept "deprecate"
> does not exist in HTML5.
> According to the HTML5 specification obsolete features must not be
> used by authors [1]. Obsolete features trigger errors. An error for a
> proper longdesc is simply wrong. People should not be reprimanded for
> doing the right thing. On the contrary, they should be applauded.
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/obsolete.html#non-conforming-features
> --
> Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 13 February 2012 13:26:10 UTC

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