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(unknown charset) Re: [text] Update on @summary CP

From: (unknown charset) Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:44:32 +0200
To: (unknown charset) Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: (unknown charset) HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110810224432350924.550cd316@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Hi Joshue,

As mentioned off this list, I created a test page back in June, in 
order to check AT support for table@summary versus AT support for 


My findings were that support for @aria-label/-labelledby/-describedby 
were only universially implemented for the IMG element - for the 
<table> elemetn and most other non-IMG elements, the support was very 
bad if present at all. For @summary, in contrast, the support were 
much, much better.

In fact, accordings from my notes from 29th of June, NVDA+Firefox where 
the only AT/UA combination which announced ARIA labels and descriptions 
for non-IMG elements. Whereas the great majority of AT combinations did 
announce @summary.

Thus, at the current stage, removing support for @summary from HTML5 
means that - for the broad range of ATs - there is nothing that can 
replace it  (that is: apart from heuristical methods).

I would suggest that you add these findings to your CP. (E.g. inside 
the paragraphs labelled 'Screen reader test details'.) Feel free to 
link to the test page, to this letter and to add suitable text.
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 20:45:15 UTC

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