Re: usefulness of longdesc & digitization of books & historical works [was Re: fear of "invisible metadata"]

James Graham wrote:
> I am less sure about this, at least in the context of the example 
> given. I can imagine no reason that information could not be included 
> either as additional content on the page containing the image or as an 
> external resource connected by a perfectly ordinary hyperlink. Why is 
> this not the case?
Although the "real answer" is "because the author wanted it to be less 
blatant, i.e. it was a peripheral piece of information that would 
clutter the page most would see, including those who couldn't care less 
about Cornwall, or whatever.


Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 22:13:35 UTC