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Re: summarization information delivery options: attribute or element

From: Shelley Powers <shelleypowers@burningbird.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:04:11 -0600
Message-ID: <4B8D612B.30404@burningbird.net>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: public-html-a11y@w3.org

>> Now, you mention @summary is not accessible for AT software. How so? 
>> As far as I know of, summary does work with AT software. In fact, as 
>> far as I know of, that's never been an issue with @summary.
>>     
>
> I noted in the vote about <details>, that someone said the exact same 
> thing - I think it was Steve who told you so on Twitter .
>
> I have told that Apple's VoiceOver for Mac OS X does not support 
> @summary. At least not up until Mac OS X 10.5. I have not tested Mac OS 
> X 10.6, so I cannot tell. 
>
> If @summary isn't supported on Mac OS X 10.6 (does anyone know?), then 
> this pretty much means that not a single AT tool for Mac OS X supports 
> @summary. 
>
>   
I would suggest, then, filing a bug with Apple. The HTML4 specification 
does unequivocally state that non-visual UAs render this attribute.

I don't think we need to change elements and attributes because one 
vendor does an incomplete job.

Shelley
Received on Tuesday, 2 March 2010 19:04:47 GMT

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