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Re: Against test 9 (d-links)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 00:49:34 +0100
Message-ID: <42A6328E.2050609@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Vicente Luque Centeno wrote:

> I don't agree with rule 9 at
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test9.html (All img elements that
> have a longdesc attribute MUST also have an associated 'd-link'):

> So, I think it should be deprecated.

Agreed. True, browsers still don't offer support for longdesc (as in 
exposing it to the user in any sensible manner), but if we don't 
deprecate it the onus falls...surprise...on the web developer to patch 
this gap.

Patrick H. Lauke
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