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From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 22:38:21 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
cc: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0102202235150.29483-100000@tux.w3.org>
It is also easy in horrid HTML using a sed script or similar. And it can
probaby be done as a javascript extension in browsers.

Find the image, find the attribute value, add a link to the value of the
longdesc attribute.

Charles McCN

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

  At 01:33 PM 2/20/2001, Chuck Letourneau wrote:
  >3) No current release of screen-reader (or Web page reader) exposes the
  >"longdesc" URL.

  It should be noted that it would be relatively trivial to make a
  proxy server which exposes longdesc appropriately for users who
  need it.  So the fact that longdesc is not CURRENTLY widely
  supported should not be a disincentive to doing this.

  It's even easier to do this if you're serving up XHTML pages; just
  run a simple XSLT to convert <img longdesc="url" .../> to
  <img .../> [<a href="url">longer description</a>].


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