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[Fwd: /FYI/ IBM's Home Page Reader v2.5 supports longdesc]

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 08:03:58 -0400
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Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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IBM Japan today announced "Home Page Reader" v2.5 [1], an updated version
of IBM's voice browser.

It has a couple of new/improved features, and among other things,
it supports longdesc attribute of IMG element.

Trial version is available from IBM's Web site [2], and I just tried it.
It worked!  Maybe it's the first product that supports longdesc, isn't it?

As for content type, "Home Page Reader" accepts both HTML and plain text
for longdesc.

It also claims that it supports summary attribute of TABLE element,
but as far as I tried, it didn't read summary.

[1] http://www.jp.ibm.com/accessibility/soft/hpr.html (in Japanese)
[2] http://www.jp.ibm.com/accessibility/soft/hpr-down.html (in Japanese)

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 18 August 1999 08:04:04 UTC

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