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Re: longdesc or hidden div?


From: chaals@yandex-team.ru
Date: Jul 6, 2015 7:29PM

- mwarner@

24.06.2015, 17:44, "Mike Warner" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> Hi all,
> I've been wondering about whether a hidden div following a complex image is
> better than a longdesc. Since longdesc involves a pop-up or new tab, I'd
> think that the hidden div would be preferable. Can I get your opinions on
> this?

It isn't better. You force people to look at it or not based on your guess of what they want whereas one of the points of longdesc is to let the user choose when/whether to read it, there isn't a way to make a browser extension to find it (unless you point to it with longdesc, in which case "HUH?!?!?"…

(I would have been clearer but it is late)


> Thank you,
> Mike
> Mike Warner
> Director of IT Services
> MindEdge, Inc.
> > > > --
Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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