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Re: LONGDESC in HTML5?

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From: Vlad Alexander (XStandard)
Date: Sep 25, 2010 1:39PM


Steve wrote: "But the content of alt is not defined as a 'textual replacement' it is
defined as a 'text alternative'."

What does 'text alternative' mean to you?

Steve wrote: "At times it makes sense for text alternatives to be textual replacements at other times it does not."

Please provide examples.

Steve wrote:
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This is an <a href="inline-definition.html">inline link</a>.

take away the link:

This is an inline link.

meaning and functionality is lost.
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Your example is very similar to "click here" example. This is bad writing for the Web. A better way to write this is:

An <a href="inline-definition.html">inline link</a> is used for ....

Steve wrote:
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the same can be said for any interactive and non text objects

here is a list of links lifted form the MLB site:

Scoreboard Standings Schedule Stats Players News Video
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Actually, that is not what gets pasted into Notepad. When you paste into Notepad you get the following which is easy to read and can be quite useful:

MLB.com

mlb.jp
LasMayores.com
www.mlb.cn
www.mlbkorea.com

Low Bandwidth Site

Register
My MLB.com (Login)

Fan Forum
Search Go

Top Searches:
Lincecum
Phillies
A-Rod

Postseason

MLB Sites
Scoreboard
Standings
Schedule
Stats
Players
News
Video
Tickets
Mobile
Shop
Auction
Fantasy


Steve wrote: "The issue is that you (vlad) always put an image in in the context as part
of a narrative"

Isn't that how images are supposed to be used?

Steve wrote: "...yes images are sometimes used like that, but often times
they are not"

Please provide mainstream and best practice examples to demonstrate your point.

Take care,
-Vlad