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Re: Issue 203 Change Proposal

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:05:09 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2kZF8ocgBzPoSbOK=Ko7jEAZOCuVUwNRF73y2i54YYDHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi John,

I don't understand your objection to aria-label. You write:

"Unlike other methods of supplying a short label to the media elements
(for example aria-label), using @alt will (MUST) render text on screen
when images are turned off or disabled."

Nothing in the definition of aria-label [1] excludes the aria-label
text from being rendered as replacement text for video or audio. Do
you have evidence of such happening?


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties#aria-label

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:
> Colleagues,
> As discussed on a number of recent conference calls (and noted in the
> corresponding minutes), the HTMWL WG Chairs had previously requested that I
> revisit my Change Proposal for this issue, as the original submission was
> not to their requirements.
> I have made some substantial changes to the initial proposal, and I was able
> to also have Rich Schwerdtfeger assist me to ensure that the Details
> language was considerably more focused. At this time I would like to offer
> it up for a final scrutiny before advising the Chairs that the changes
> requested have been acted upon.  The Change Proposal can be found at:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposal/Issue203
> There is a deadline of Friday on these changes, so any feedback would be
> appreciated in a timely manner.
> Thanks!
> JF
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