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Re: Support for LONGDESC

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 12:47:58 -0000
Message-ID: <01a501c23d47$7df9f220$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
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"John Foliot - bytown internet" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
> As for guidelines, I've not come across any specificly authored
> but I recommend that developers keep the following in mind:
> - The majority of users accessing the LONGDESC file will not be
> in graphic content on the descriptor page; keep it simple and clean

Then that page isn't accessible... Including the image itself seems at
the very least to be essential.

> - Avoid the use of Popups (this may seem self evident, but I've seen it
> happen via JavaScript and the "d" LINK)

Are PopUps not an "untils UA's support disabling"  I'm pretty sure they
all do now... (not that I'd ever recommend popups...)

> - Provide a link back to the referring image/page

That assumes the longdesc applies to an image on a single page, what do
you do if it's used multiple places?

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