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Re: LONGDESC in HTML5?

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From: Joshue O Connor
Date: Sep 25, 2010 4:18PM


On 25/09/2010 17:44, Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote:
> Steve wrote: "I cannot disagree more. the content of the alt attribute can be and is many things"
>
> I don't see that. It's a really simple concept and if we keep it simple, people will then use it correctly.

It's not that simple. In particular when you consider the many ways
developers have of using HTML, as Steve mentioned the basic example of
using images as buttons etc so the @alt must practically refer to
function rather than form for that use case to be accessible. The
semantic toolkit is expanding for sure, but the notion of "lets define
the spec this way, and authors will conform" ain't the way the wild is.

Josh

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