[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14930: Enable automatic longdesc for images

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Fri Jul 15 16:42:06 UTC 2011

#14930: Enable automatic longdesc for images
 Reporter:  mfields                   |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement               |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Accessibility             |     Version:  3.0.1
 Severity:  normal                    |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-patch  |

Comment (by mfields):


 As Hakre suggested above, I bundled this into a plugin and uploaded to the
 plugins directory. Please take a look at how it works:

 It adds the longdesc attribute to an image when the user adds it to a
 post. A url to the image's page is feed to the longdesc attribute with a
 custom query var which tells the plugin to load a "light" template for the
 query. You can see an example of this working on this page:


 The first image in the content section has a longdesc tag which points to
 a page that better describes the image. I believe that this is the
 intended use of the longdesc tag.

 A solution similar to this is what I was proposing for core.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14930#comment:6>
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