Re: Is longdesc a good solution? (was: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>)

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> <video>: Would you propose the use of <object> instead of <video> when 
> HTML fallback for videos is wanted as well? (The current discussion 
> started with a proposal to add @longdesc to <video>.)

No, because <object> lacks the APIs that makes <video> useful, and 
because, as has already been explained countless times, any alternative 
content for video should be made available to everyone.  Neither 
longdesc nor <object> fallback successfully meets that condition.  The 
only reasonable solution is to include any alternative content or links 
to it elsewhere in the page, preferably nearby.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

Received on Sunday, 7 September 2008 19:54:14 UTC