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Re: Seamless Accessibility (was Re: your mail)

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 09:32:08 -0500
Message-Id: <199805221433.JAA17106@trace.wisc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>LQ::  An author would use the LONGDESC attribute of IMG rather than an
>explicit D-link.  With OBJECTs, the author has no method to give a long
>description since there is no LONGDESC attribute on OBJECT; perhaps a
>future version of HTML will fix this.
WC:: Within the body of the OBJECT element, an author can provide as much
text as they would like, or even alternative OBJECTs.  If the OBJECT is of
type "image/gif" and the user wishes not to load graphics, then the content
of the OBJECT could be displayed or the user agent could create a button
that will cause the text to be displayed on request.  The user agent could
do a number of things:  pop up a window with the description, include the
description in-line, or however the user wants it presented (ala style
sheets, user agent configuration, or whatever else comes about).  I think
HTML has included the appropriate provisions for the user agents to do
something interesting and useful.

wendy chisholm
human factors engineer
trace research and development center
university of wisconsin - madison, USA
Received on Friday, 22 May 1998 10:33:25 UTC

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