Full Article Attached HTML 4.0 longdesc Attribute and Accessibility

Friday July 16th, 1999

Joe Clark and Aaron Doust are looking for feedback on various ways of displaying long, alternative text descriptions of images (including the HTML 4.0 "longdesc" attribute). They have a few test cases that they'd like people to test and give feedback on. Click "Full Article" below for Joe's writeup.

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by joeclark <>

Friday July 23rd, 1999 9:58 PM

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To my knowledge, no, very few graphics formats include a text track. In fact, that's one of the big deficiencies holding back accessibility in general. However, LONGDESC allows us to describe any static image. Now we work on describing OBJECTS.