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Re: img::longdesc: must it be a separate page?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 00:34:10 +0100
Message-ID: <42A38BF2.90009@splintered.co.uk>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Matthew Smith wrote:

> Is there any reason why longdesc (img) cannot point to an anchor within
> a page?

No, there isn't. Who said otherwise?

Per HTML 4.01 spec, the only requirement is that longdesc needs to be a 
URI (see http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#h-13.2 )

> My thought was to have the long description at the very end of
> the page, with a link back to an anchor where the image is.

A valid approach, in my opinion.

Patrick H. Lauke
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