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Re: Adaptive Image Element Proposal

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 22:50:38 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3fHXL5fcKPAL16U2QVF=2LinviJT2yGNYvftQySjyWXPQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>, Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>, Peter Winnberg <peter.winnberg@gmail.com>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> An element like <desc> would provide a semantic holder for rich text
> on-page long descriptions.
> However, it would be hamstrung to on-page descriptions. It would not
> be a direct off-page long description that could be applied globally
> across multiple sites, or across an entire site, or across a subset of
> pages.
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/constriants/separate-doc.html

It's hard to follow exactly what sorts of text alternatives the
participants in this thread are trying to provide (plain text
accessible names, plain text accessible descriptions, rich short text
alternative, rich long text alternatives, etc) but …

Note <desc> would support reuse of long descriptions using anchors and
iframes like so:

   <desc><a href=longdesc.html>Long description</a></desc>

   <desc><iframe src=longdesc.html></iframe></desc>

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Sunday, 9 September 2012 21:51:27 GMT

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