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RE: Long desc techniques - what is the url pointing to?

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 08:20:17 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01896729@EDUC_MXS>
To: "'Jim Ley'" <jim@jibbering.com>, WAI Mailing list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Excuse my obvious lack of grasping your point Jim but why is that
description page inaccessible? If it contains plain text and nothing else it
can be accessed by any browser.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Ley [mailto:jim@jibbering.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 4:09 PM
> To: WAI Mailing list
> Subject: Long desc techniques - what is the url pointing to?
> Hi
> All the examples of longdesc usage that I can find, point to 
> a document
> which is just a plain text description of the image, none of 
> them include
> the image itself on this url, which means this url itself is not
> accessible, I'd obviously like it to be (I don't like the idea of
> orphaned pages in any case, which aren't meaningful if found 
> in a search
> engine, I don't know where people will arrive.)
> Is there some reason for the longdesc being so simple?
> Jim.
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