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From: Laura Carlson
Date: Aug 27, 2010 2:39AM


Hello Everyone,

The W3C HTML 5 Working Group Chairs have decided to drop the longdesc
attribute from the HTML specification after a poll on the issue [1]
[2].

The Chairs' Decision states that:

QUOTE

This issue can be reopened if new information comes up. Examples of
possible relevant new information include:

* use cases that specifically require longdesc,
* evidence that correct usage is growing rapidly and that that growth
is expected to continue, or
* widespread interoperable implementation.

UNQUOTE

I have been collecting examples of Longdesc Examples in the Wild. [3]

Any examples or input would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Laura

[1] HTML5 Working Group Decision on ISSUE-30 longdesc
By Sam Ruby, Maciej Stachowiak, and Paul Cotton
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/att-0112/issue-30-decision.html

[2] ISSUE-30: include a longdesc attribute for images - Straw Poll for
Objections
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-30-objection-poll/results

[3] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/LongdescRetention#Examples_with_No_Visual_Link_Text_Clutter

Related References:

Notice of Impending Formal Objection to HTML5 Issue 30 Decision (@longdesc)
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Aug/0027.html

Longdesc is Dead! Long Live Longdesc!
http://www.cfit.ie/news-and-commentary-archive/525-longdesc-rip

Strategic Decisions in a Strategy-less Environment
http://burningbird.net/node/118

Podcast #83: Fate of Longdesc in HTML5
http://webaxe.blogspot.com/2010/08/podcast-83-fate-of-longdesc-in-html5.html

Alone in the Pitch Black Dark
http://www.cssquirrel.com/2010/08/16/comic-update-alone-in-the-pitch-black-dark/

No longdesc Attribute in HTML5
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201008/no_longdesc_attribute_in_html5/

How do we save longdesc?
http://rebuildingtheweb.com/en/how-do-we-save-longdesc/

--
Laura L. Carlson