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HI I am using watchfire to check the Accessibility  of my webpage...and I have filled in LONGDESC for the couple of greaphics I have...now it is saying " Use a descriptive D link in addition to LONGDESC" is it possible to have these hidden? as it is going to mess my layout, to have a D next to the images. Could i possibly put the D's in the same color as the background?
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As I understand it, a d-link is an alternative to longdesc for people whose browsers  don't support longdesc. D-link and longdesc are optional: if all the information fits in the alt tag then you don't need longdesc. Maybe you should omit them. A caption for the picture might make more sense than longdesc or d-link if you need to show a lot of information.
If you do make the d-link the same color as the background, wouldn't that violate another accessibility guideline?
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I have done some more research and it appears that as long as the graphic is not required ie the website still reads correctly without it and the CSS, then neither are required.  If it is a descriptive graphic like a chart then one or other is required. And Longdesc is the one to go for...eventually...

Many thanks for your answer
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