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RE: Re: longdesc and ARIA

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:23:44 -0700
Message-ID: <3c51a438adf641988f1e05a0ab4604c8.love26@gorge.net>
To: unagi69@concentric.net, wai-xtech@w3.org, list@html4all.org
CC: danield@w3.org

AND - what is needed is the ability to make longdesc or some similarly "attachable" system that in 
addition to providing the usual appropriate elucidation for human readers, also provides a means 
whereby the resource is described in some RDF (or other metadata) guise to tie in with EARL. 

All of this speaks to the tragedy that has been the near-decade omission of ATAG-compliance in 
authoring tools which could fairly easily do all the necessary prompting to achieve something like 
Sean achieved with http://www.uwimp.com (from 2001!!).

Not to mention the complete avoidance of the "best practices" that would make XML itself hew to the 
line of accessible content. http://www.w3.org/TR/xag was written in 2002 and has been largely 
ignored and certainly not trumpeted. The tempus is gonna fugit right on by us all!


>From    : Gregory J. Rosmaita[mailto:unagi69@concentric.net]
what is needed is dialog with the WCAG group, so as to add this missing
dimension to its long descriptor strageties...  moreover, in the case of
a descriptive widget, it should be possible for a user to have the widget
displayed inline, where the image is declared, thereby obviating the need
for the user to manually invoke the long descriptor...
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