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Re: longdesc vs D-link query

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 08:03:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: <Andrew_Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104110800120.3313-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi Andrew,

my understanding is that while a screen reader is easily able to find an
invisible D-link, a low vision user can't, and a keyboard user may be
confused by the thing appearing as a link with no apparent content.

The place to ask is probably the WCAG working group -
mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org - they are the maintainers of the techniques for



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On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 Andrew_Arch@visionaustralia.org.au wrote:

  It appears that visible "D" links are still acceptable, but the invisible "D"
  link is not. (In which case, can anyone point me to a definitive list of "user
  agents" (or versions) that do/don't support "longdesc"?) I am then curious as to
  why visible "D" links are recommended as a technique but not invisible ones - a
  screen-reader doesn't differentiate!
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