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Re: longdesc

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 09:39:44 -0500 (EST)
To: Jason Megginson <jason@bartsite.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201150938130.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, not all browsers support the attribute. No browser breaks anything if
it is there, but in some browsers it isn't possible to get to the URI in

As to what you point to, it can in principle be anything, but a well
structured HTML document is probably the ideal choice in most cases.

(my 2 euro cents worth - they are nice coins like the Australian 2c piece
which is no longer legal tender)


On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Jason Megginson wrote:

  I am looking for some clarification on the 'longdesc' attribute.  I
  understand that it references a URL.  Do you save this URL description
  as a .txt file or .html?  Also, do all browsers support the attribute?

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