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Re: D-link and LONGDESC (GL type stuff)

From: Chris Maden <crism@ora.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 17:33:38 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199804222133.RAA24043@ruby.ora.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Chuck Opperman]
> Not true.  I've had ALT text in Internet Explorer longer than 3K
> characters.  SGML/HTML do not define a maximum length.

Not true.  Although not usually enforced, HTML's SGML declaration
*does* define a maximum length (see

                  ATTSPLEN 65536

This limits the total length of attribute names and values, as
contained in the start-tag, to 2^16 characters.

                  LITLEN   65536

This limits the length of any one attribute literal to 2^16

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