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Re: Add rationale or exclude role="presentation", aria-labelledby & aria-labelled attributes from alt change proposal? Help needed. (was Re: ISSUE-31 Change Proposal)

From: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:28:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4C3F453D.6070309@namics.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
CC: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
> aria-label has been added rather late to the ARIA spec and thus isn't on
> the radar of many people. Rich Schwerdtfeger once explained that is has
> been requested by a browser vendor if I remember it right, he can tell
> you the raison d'ĂȘtre.

This might be the reason: since the title attribute often acts as a 
tooltip, and IE abuses the alt attribute as a tooltip, aria-label 
actually is the only alternative if you don't want a tooltip. ;)

Cheers,
   Martin
Received on Thursday, 15 July 2010 17:29:01 GMT

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