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Re: Discussion: Text Alternative Survey

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 13:54:11 -0400
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Hi folks,

On 2010-04-25, at 2:25 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> Ian wrote
>> We have a solid rationale for it -- the same rationale as title=""
> 
> We have a solid rationale for not including title as a substitute for
> alt for conformance purposes.
> 
> Placing caption text in the title attribute hides it from users who
> cannot using a pointing device.
> 
> Now, if we see a change in the implementation in major browsers in
> regards to making  title attribute content, wherever its used,
> available in an equivalent manner to users who cannot use a pointing
> device, then we can revisit the objection to the use of title as a
> conforming substitute for alt.

I whole-heartedly agree with Steven on this.

Furthermore, as long as ATs will make users choose between supporting @alt and @title for images, considering @title as a viable option will be a "no go" for me.

Regards,

/Denis
Received on Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:54:47 GMT

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