[whatwg] Question regarding accessibility for img
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Nov 30 13:44:21 PST 2008
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008, Pentasis wrote:
> I notice that it says in the spec under the img-section:
> "There has been some suggestion that the longdesc attribute from HTML4,
> or some other mechanism that is more powerful than alt="", should be
> included. This has not yet been considered."
> May I ask why it has not been considered (yet)?
It has, actually, but some people disagree with the conclusion. I've
updated the text accordingly.
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> A rough summary of the currently dominant view in WHATWG would be that
> visible descriptions are more useful than invisible descriptions and
> that in any case LONGDESC is poisoned by real-world abuse (
> http://blog.whatwg.org/the-longdesc-lottery ).
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