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Re: Update on longdesc support in Firefox


From: John Foliot
Date: May 30, 2013 2:03PM

I'd also like to remind everyone of this important note from Jennifer at

"I also want to note for those on this thread that Bug 877453 is for
design and
patch creation only - not discussion of the merits of longdesc generally.
Please only comment on that bug if you're involved in its implementation.

I urge everyone to respect this request. Let's let Mozilla do what they said
they will do.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:webaim-forum-
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Vlad Alexander (XStandard)
> Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:29 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Update on longdesc support in Firefox
> Jennifer Morrow from Mozilla writes: "After further looking into this,
> we've decided to support the longdesc attribute in Firefox."
> For the entire post, please read:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id…4848#c59
> This was a community effort and it was great to see so many participate
> either through voting for this bug, commenting on the bug report and on
> the blog, through tweeting/retweeting or contacting Mozilla directly.
> Some of the people who took the lead on this advocacy effort are still
> talking to Mozilla to make sure this feature gets implemented in a
> timely manner. Mozilla has opened a new bug for implementation of this
> feature, and if you would like to get updates, please add yourself as a
> CC on bug 877453 here:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id‡7453
> Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen and a big thanks to
> Laura Carlson ( https://twitter.com/laura_carlson ) for starting this
> campaign and inspiring others to join in.
> Regards,
> -Vlad
> > >