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Re: Longdesc in Images


From: Jorge Fernandes
Date: Sep 25, 2006 2:50PM

Sorry. Just to focus the question. The question is, when we need a
longdesc to an image, how to put it?

The tutorial "The WebAIM guide to Web Accessibility Suite" recommend
4 Methods of Providing a Long Description:
- In the context of the document itself;
- A normal text link;
- The longdesc attribute;
- "D" links.

I'd like to know your opinion about a 5th possibility:
- the image is a link to it's description.

In code, I mean:

<a href="description.htm" title="Description of ..."><img src="..."
alt="short description, <= 80 chars according with Cynthia Says
Report :) " longdesc="description.htm" /></a>

What do you think? Semantically seems me adequate: a description is a
closer view.

I got already a thought of Steve "What happens when you are trying to
use the image to link to something other
than the longdesc?". Theoretical he's right but I answer "If the
function of image is to link to something, maybe it don't need a

-- Jorge

On 25 Sep 2006, at 15:11, Carol E. Wheeler wrote:

> I have used longdesc as a link to an html page when using a
> graphic of
> an announcement. I.e. when we have a flyer graphic that I have put
> on a
> page, I have a longdesc that links to a text only version of the
> announcement.
> Carol E. Wheeler
> American Library Association
> Washington Office
> 202.628.8410 v
> 202.403.8495 f