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Re: longdescs in plain text versions of UAAG docs

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 08:37:41 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000203083113.01a2da70@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
What would it take to add longdesc to the techniques document?


At 04:40 AM 2/3/00 -0500, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>aloha, jon and ian!
>i know it would be a bit more work for you, ian, but where the WG has been
>provided with LONGDESC-ready text for screen shots contributed to the
>Techniques document, could you please use the LONGDESC-ready text in the
>plain text version of the UAAG suite of docs, where in the HTML version the
>image is defined, rather than the ALT text?
>naked ALT text, such as quote Jaws for Window Links List view unquote,
>conveys nothing of real value to the reader of the plain text version of
>the document -- what they need is a full description of the image, not a
>caption -- nothing else measures up to the term textual equivalent...
>perhaps you could tweak your script to yank in the LONGDESC when it
>generates the plain text version of the UAAG documents, 
>which would necessitate defining LONGDESCs for the screen shots included in
>the Techniques documents...  the document source for the UAAG docs should
>not only link to LONGDESCs (where appropriate) by use of the LONGDESC
>attribute (as defined by HTML 4.0, the declared DTD for the UAAG docs), but
>(as an until user agent technique) by encasing the IMG declaration in a
>hyperlink, or by using a D-Link, or (optimally) both...
>i'll take a unilateral action item to create LONGDESC source for the screen
>shots i've contributed, unless ian would prefer to selectively yank
>something consistent with the "look and feel" of the UAAG docs from the
>descriptions contained in (long URI warning):
>thanks--the document sounds better and better with each passing draft,
>He that lives on Hope, dies farting
>     -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
>Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
>   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
>        <http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/vicug/index.html>

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