[whatwg] image captions
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Jun 28 16:45:37 PDT 2006
Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
> Perhaps a better method would be using the longdesc attribute to associate a
> caption with an image.
> Specifically we could point the image to fragment within the current page
> and give an explicit association in this manner.
> <img src="man.gif" alt="A Man" longdesc="#manCaption" />
> <p id="manCaption">A more full description of the image</p>
I think accessibility experts would have serious issues with this. A
caption doesn't even come close to being a good long description. See
what Joe Clark has to say about writing good long descriptions.
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