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[whatwg] image captions

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 09:45:37 +1000
Message-ID: <44A314A1.8060508@lachy.id.au>
Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
> Perhaps a better method would be using the longdesc attribute to associate a
> caption with an image.
> Specifically we could point the image to fragment within the current page
> and give an explicit association in this manner.
> <img src="man.gif" alt="A Man" longdesc="#manCaption" />
> <p id="manCaption">A more full description of the image</p>

I think accessibility experts would have serious issues with this.  A 
caption doesn't even come close to being a good long description.  See 
what Joe Clark has to say about writing good long descriptions.


Lachlan Hunt
Received on Wednesday, 28 June 2006 16:45:37 UTC

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