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Re: Longdesc attribute for images

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:37:54 +0200
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
Message-Id: <107E860A-A192-11D7-AE63-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

iCab also presents it.

And intermediate proxy systems, such as mod_accessibility, can use it 
to represent a page for a browser like lynx with a description 
available of each image.

And it can be reasonably reliably searched, allowing people who want to 
illustrate content but cannot see to create pages on their own. Tools 
such as a-prompt make use of this facility to support accessible 


Charles McCathieNevile

On Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003, at 15:01 Europe/Zurich, Jon Hanna wrote:

>> On my own experience, no graphical browser accept the longdesc
>> attribute for img or frames.
> IE and Mozilla both expose the longdesc attribute. Mozilla also gives 
> it as
> a property of the image.
> Graphical browsers used raw (that is, without any AT) have little use 
> for
> longdesc beyond that.
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
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